Goodman Community Center | Why is it important to make a will?
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Why is it important to make a will?

Creating a will is a great way to secure your future and protect what you love.

October 25, 2022 |
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Nearly 67% of Americans don't have a will. Are you among them?

Writing a will can be a daunting idea, but it is also a great way to secure your future and protect what you love.

Here are four reasons you should have a will.

1. A will protects your home for the future

Unlike investment accounts, your house or property doesn't have designated beneficiary. A will is a legally binding document that, in the event of your death, makes it clear who should inherit your home.

2. A will gives peace of mind to your loved ones

When you have a will, your loved ones aren't left guessing what your wishes were when you pass. Clear definition in a legal document means your loved ones spend less time working with the courts and lawyers to settle your affairs.

3. If you have children, a will lets your loved ones know your wishes

No parent wants to think about it, but every parent should: In the event of your death, what happens to your children? From naming guardians to setting up a trust for your child(ren) upon your death, your will outlines who will guide your children.

4. A will secures your legacy

You have the opportunity to make an impact on your loved ones and your community after your death. Even people of modest means may designate funds to support a favorite charity or nonprofit organization in their will. It's a way to make a greater financial impact than what might have been possible in your lifetime.

The Goodman Community Center has partnered with FreeWill to provide a free online tool that allows you to make a legally valid estate plan, or update an existing one, in just 20 minutes. With this tool, you can secure your future, protect your loved ones, and make a lasting impact on the communities we serve. Learn more and get started today!

Love & Legacy

It is our goal to secure 70 planned gifts (gifts bestowed in a will) by our 70th anniversary in 2024. Will you consider including the Goodman Community Center in your will?

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