Making a will can seem like a daunting task. With so much to consider, from the people you love to your most cherished objects and other assets, it’s easy to see why most people decide to keep putting it off as long as they can.
With August ringing in National Make-A-Will Month, we want to share our partnership with FreeWill to help make the task of estate planning simpler and easier. FreeWill’s FREE estate planning tools can help you finalize your plans in as little as 20 minutes! Here’s two big reasons why you shouldn’t pass up the chance to create your will today:
You can give yourself, and your loved ones, peace of mind.
As the saying goes, if there’s a will… there’s a way. Your will is your way to protect your loved ones and ensure your wishes are honored. When you write your will, you give yourself and your loved ones the gift of peace-of-mind. It allows you to communicate important financial and healthcare decisions and identify a guardian for any minor children or even pets — so you’re prepared for whatever the future may hold.
Making your plans also allows you to outline the distribution of all your assets—from your home and car to precious family photo albums and heirlooms. If you have any non-probate assets not included in your will, such as an IRA, 401(k) or life insurance policy, you can use FreeWill to designate beneficiaries for these, too.
Life is full of twists and turns, and your financial situation might change. The beauty of a will is its flexibility. You can update it whenever necessary, ensuring it aligns with your priorities.
You can support your community through the causes you care about.
Beyond distributing assets and outlining wishes, your will is also an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the future, all without affecting your income today. The best part is, by making a gift to a charitable organization or identifying an organization as a beneficiary, you can leave a legacy of compassion and change right in your community. If you choose to make a gift in your will to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, you’ll ensure that future generations will be nourished by the Food Bank’s programs, partners and distributions no matter what.
This is a powerful way to support any causes close to your heart.
Join the thousands of neighbors seeking security by making your will. Start your will with FreeWill today.
If you’ve already included the Food Bank in your will, please complete this form so we can update our records, and thank you for making us a part of your legacy.