100 Days to the end of the year!

Not only is September 22 Elephant Appreciation Day, and the day the SF Giants clinched the National League West and a berth in the play offs, and the first day of autumn but it also marks another milestone in the annual calendar. It is exactly 100 days until the end of the year!

What a nice round number. And it reminds us this is the perfect time to think about what you want to accomplish by year’s end. With a full 100 days you have enough time to accomplish something significant, and the deadline that year-end represents may give you the incentive to actually get going and get it done.

One important task you may have put off is perfect for this time frame – getting your estate plan drafted or reviewed. The steps are pretty straightforward. Make a call to set up an appointment with an attorney, collect the documents you need and have a meeting, review the drafts and answer any questions the lawyer has, then return to the office to sign your documents. Of course sometimes there are other steps, and I’m not promising it won’t take a bit of time and effort, but you can do it. Here’s how….

Like any other task you have been putting off, breaking it up into manageable bites will make it easier. So take the first step – pick up the phone and make the appointment. And tell your attorney you have a goal of getting it done by the end of the year. Before you know it you’ll have a full set of documents in your hands. Knowing your family is going to be taken care of, and your intentions are going to be carried out will bring you peace of mind.  And it is a very nice holiday gift for you and your loved ones.