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Old 12-06-2004, 08:04 PM
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The unforgotten element of business and life

Great friend of mine , 52 years young , strong as an ox , first to lend a hand , father of 4 . Went to Florida for a month to help a friend . He comes back with what appeared to be a slight chest cold 2 days later he is hospitalized ,on a breething tube and very close to death . A month later he is still there with no improvement , the doctors have no clue.

The point of all this is he has no will , no power of attorney , and is also owed money but only he knows who owes it. All he has worked for will shortly be gone . It can happen to anyone , at any time.

No matter what your age

GET A WILL DRAWN UP

Appoint someone with your power of attorney

Get a living will.

Protect your family


Get out and live , nobody has ever uttered their final words " I wish I spent more time at work"
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Old 12-07-2004, 01:13 PM
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No matter what your age

GET A WILL DRAWN UP

Appoint someone with your power of attorney

Get a living will.

Protect your family
Very smart, and yes, I have all this...
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:01 AM
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Just redid my will and my wife's last month.

New Living Wills

New Wills specifing custody of little one if wife and I both die.

Set up trust so relatives can't blow my daughters inheritance

This cost me $150.00 at my attorney's office. Probably the best money I've spent in years.

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Old 12-21-2004, 12:04 AM
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Old 12-21-2004, 12:32 AM
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Having a estate lawyer in the family, I have heard the same stories. When I talk to him about what I can do to prevent these things...
Get a will... avoid probate at all costs!!!
Set up a trust for you and the family.
Have the people that you want to run your affairs after you are gone become a part of your trust.
Better safe than sorry, dont want your kids to pay your bills after you are dead, do you?
If you want more info, send me a note and I will post you some links.
PS I have 2 kids and want the best for them when I pass on to the great lawn in the sky....with the rider!
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:38 PM
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I've got one $500K term insurance policy that cost me only 30 bucks a month. It'll be a good start for my family if something unexpected comes up. I have a living will in addition to everything else. Who wants to not have any say if they end up in a coma or on life support.
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Old 12-28-2004, 11:06 PM
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I've got one $500K term insurance policy that cost me only 30 bucks a month. It'll be a good start for my family if something unexpected comes up. I have a living will in addition to everything else. Who wants to not have any say if they end up in a coma or on life support.
This is one of the places I looked at for insurance.

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Old 12-29-2004, 11:29 AM
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Great friend of mine , 52 years young , strong as an ox , first to lend a hand , father of 4 . Went to Florida for a month to help a friend . He comes back with what appeared to be a slight chest cold 2 days later he is hospitalized ,on a breething tube and very close to death . A month later he is still there with no improvement , the doctors have no clue.

The point of all this is he has no will , no power of attorney , and is also owed money but only he knows who owes it. All he has worked for will shortly be gone . It can happen to anyone , at any time.

No matter what your age

GET A WILL DRAWN UP

Appoint someone with your power of attorney

Get a living will.

Protect your family


Get out and live , nobody has ever uttered their final words " I wish I spent more time at work"
I hope your friend comes out of it o.k.

good advice it really makes you think because I still need to get a will done and a friend of mine is an attorney and will do it for free so I have no excuses just one of those things in life you don't want to think about.
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Old 12-29-2004, 11:31 AM
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I'll say a prayer for him and his family
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