Title: In case you get hit by a bus
Author: Abby Schneiderman; Adam Seifer; Gene Newman
Topic: estate planning
This is a very practical book on how to make sure that those you leave behind aren’t left with a mess. It clearly lays out a plan for passing on all the information we use daily but don’t really think about.
I found a lot of their advice to be common sense, but they also cover details that I’d never thought about before. The authors are experts in this field (they have a company that does nothing but think about this stuff.)
We have a few other books on this topic that might interest you.
The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
This is a great book on decluttering in order to make things easier on loved ones after you’ve passed away. The philosophy is simple: do it now, so your heirs don’t have to.
Get it together by Melanie Cullen
This book is from the publisher Nolo and focuses more heavily on the legal aspects of estate planning.
Quick and legal will book by Denis Clifford
Also published by Nolo, this book offers boilerplate forms and advice on filling them out. The link is for our 2020 edition, but we try to update them regularly so you may want to look for a more recent year. Ask a staff member if you want help.
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