If you haven’t noticed, the pink ribbons come out in full display every October for Breast Cancer Awareness. This month centers around the importance of preventative care, like getting your yearly mammogram (if you still haven’t gotten one, here’s your reminder!). Breast Cancer Awareness month is a great annual reminder for you to to get a thorough physical checkup and ensure your health is in tip-top shape.
As we all know, preventative care is so important. Taking the time to be proactive about your health can help lower the risk of getting caught unprepared. And the same goes for your legal health. How you ask? Being proactive about your Estate Plan before anything happens can help protect your loved ones from dealing with unnecessary stress, cost and tough decision-making during an otherwise difficult time if you pass away or fall ill and can’t make decisions for yourself.
A complete Estate Plan can help you outline your last wishes and how you wish to distribute your assets. So as you make your annual trip to the doctor this month (and every October), be sure to review and update your Estate Plan as well. It’s important to keep the documents relevant and include any major life changes, like getting married! As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
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