Many postpone the planning process until it's too late.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014
To help people begin the process of thinking about how they can leave their loved ones behind without a financial mess, credit card comparison and financial education website CreditDonkey.com has published Last Wishes. This helpful infographic is filled with facts and tips about items they need to address so that they can avoid placing a financial burden on those left behind.
Whoever penned the adage “nothing is certain but death and taxes” must have lived before the era of credit cards, insurance, and other survivors’ benefits. Today, spouses, parents, and other relatives need to put many parts of their financial lives in order before everyone can truly rest in peace.
“Because people would rather not think about dying, many postpone the planning process until it’s too late,” said Charles Tran, founder of CreditDonkey.com. “Unfortunately, procrastination doesn’t postpone death, so it’s best to address these post-mortem matters while you’re still very much alive.”
Some of these matters include:
- Credit Card Debt: Death is no excuse for failing to pay credit card debt. The deceased’s credit card debt must be paid by any co-signers of the accounts and the estate.
- Survivor Benefits: Will your heirs be entitled to your Social Security, veteran, or employment benefits? Be sure the information about your beneficiaries is always up to date.
- Medical Insurance: Will you be leaving the loved ones who rely on you with health insurance?
“At CreditDonkey, we strongly advise people to hire an attorney to assist with this planning,” added Tran. “While we hope the new infographic will inspire people to start the planning process, this information is not a substitute for competent legal counsel and professional financial-planning advice.”
Visit http://www.creditdonkey.com/death.html to view the full infographic on financial items to consider before death.