Too Young to Make a Will?

With all the talk of moving and decluttering, and what our priorities are in life, we decided it would probably be a smart time to each make a will. Not the most fun topic of all times, but something every adult really should have. Which seems strange to type out – I used to think that “when I grew up” I would feel like an adult and have all the answers – HA! Now I’m learning that being an adult is all kind of trial and error with some educated guessing mixed in. And making a will seemed like something a REAL adult should be doing, not me.

But luckily I came across a great resource – willing.com. It put our wills together almost as if we were taking a survey. “Who are you?” “Do you have one person you like enough to leave all of your crap to?” “Do you reeeeaaallly like that person that much?” Ok, maybe not exactly like that. But simple enough to fill out quickly one evening. Once everything is filled out, you can print it out in legal terms and then it is up to you to have it signed by witnesses or notarized.
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It may not be the most in depth will ever, but it’s legal and it’s a great starting place. The site also has deeper options for those with children and dependents, which will be nice in the future.

So if you’re like me, sort of knowing you should have a will but don’t – check it out and let me know what you think!

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14 Comments

  1. Definitely important to have a will. We had recent deaths in the family and some did not have wills, which caused issues among family members. Will look into this site.

    • I’m sorry to hear about your loss! The site was definitely nice for us to get something in place right away – puts a little pressure off getting something more robust until we need it. Let me know what you think!

  2. I keep toying with the idea of creating an “official” will. Hun and I have talked about different things related to end of life, major tragedies, terrible accidents and the wishes, etc. that we have for ourselves surrounding all of that. Honestly though, I haven’t taken the time to look into creating even a few things on paper to keep around the house. But, this sounds like a great and easy resource…I just might do it today 🙂

    • It was definitely easy and I was happy with how quickly it went (no one wants to dwell on those things too long, no matter how important)! Let me know if you do try it out!

  3. I was 22, and had just married my husband when we had our first “will” conversation. He was deploying, and at the end of the day, if the worst should happen, you need to have answers to the questions about finances, burial, and so on. It’s not the most fun topic of conversation, for sure, but so important.

    • It is definitely important and I’m glad to hear you two talked about it! I don’t think many of my family or friends had those kind of talks anywhere near 22.

  4. I still haven’t wrote one yet but wanted something simple like this, will have to show this to my hubby. So important for sure to have one especially when you have kids. Pinned, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • I’m glad you found it helpful! It might not be something I keep forever, but it was a great starting point and good to get something in place right away! Let me know if you decide to use it. I would love to hear your thoughts!

  5. Definitely never too early! I had one at 18 when I deployed to Iraq. It needed some updating a few years ago and my city’s community education program had a short class where you could pay $30, attend for 2 hours, and leave with a complete will.

    • That is a really awesome idea for a class! I’ve never heard of that, but for $30, I would for sure enroll 🙂

  6. Hi all!

    I am the CEO of Willing and wanted to drop by to thank you for using our service. We’ve worked hard to build a great service and are glad it has been so helpful to all of you.

    Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions: hello@willing.com.

    Thanks again,

    EM

    • Hi Eliam!

      Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂 I really loved how easy Willing was and thought my readers could benefit from sharing. I’m happy stumbled upon the post!

  7. Great tip and one a lot of people can benefit from! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa

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