When talking about estate planning, we often get all twisted up in the mechanisms (revocable living trusts, wills, death taxes, etc.). We then lose sight of the bigger picture, which is how to live more richly with the time we do have. When I speak of “living richly”, I don’t necessarily mean living extravagantly. I mean living a fuller life. Being smart with money, and identifying it as a tool rather than as a master can certainly help in this goal.
When you live more richly, not only does it benefit your own life, but you also leave more behind for your loved ones not only in terms of money, but also priceless memories.
The ideas on this list range from the commonplace to the aspirational, but I believe you’ll find all of them very actionable in your day to day life.