201 – 5 things you need in your will

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Show Notes

Planning your will is everyone’s least favourite subject.  But it is incredibly important. Today on the show we talk about 5 keys elements every will should have.

Picking an executor

Your executor is the person who manages the will and actually implements everything that you want after your death. So you need to make sure that you pick the right person.  It should be someone who’s younger than you and someone that you trust implicitly.


What do you want to happen to your assets? It could be your children, spouse, brothers, sisters, cousins or even a charity. So really think about who are your beneficiaries, and what you’re going to be giving them. 

Specific Gifts

You may want to actually give specific gifts to certain people.  It can be property or a car or anything else you own.

Family heirlooms

What should happen to your family heirlooms? Detail each item specifically and dictate who should get what.  Be sure to tell everyone about what they will receive prior to your death so everyone is on the same page. 

Storing your will

This is really crucial. Make sure if something happens to you suddenly that your family and friends and your friends and colleagues know exactly where your will is. So normally a copy would be held by your lawyer. 

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