Writings about residential real estate and all things home, by Cynthia Cummins of Kindred SF Homes.
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Scenario I: On a whim you decide to leave Earth with the hot Martians who landed on your roof
and invited you to fly away with them forever. Great for you! You’re enjoying first-class service
and little-green-people hospitality on your long, luxurious flight to the Red Planet. But everyone
you care about is left on terra firma. They’re grieving your departure and having to clean up the
mess you left behind.
Scenario II: On a whim you decide to leave Earth with the hot Martians who landed on your
roof and invited you for a ride in their sleek space rocket. Three days later you’re discovered –
comatose and smiling – on a bench in the Japanese Tea Garden. Everyone you care about is
relieved to have you back. But how will they care for you since you’re unconscious? And who
will pay your taxes, mortgage, insurance and water bills?
In both scenarios, you’re blissfully unaware of the pain your loved ones are experiencing. You
can’t tell them where your safety deposit box is, or who should get your old Audi. It’s too late to
give your longtime companion access to your retirement account. You can’t affirm that you’re
okay with living life like a carrot.
That’s where estate planning comes in. Here’s a link to Kindred SF Home’s latest webinar, all
about estate planning and featuring Patricia de Fonte of De Fonte Law.
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