Saturday Critical Action – Get a Will
Welcome to the Saturday Critical Action. Each Saturday we take the weekly action from Jonathan Clements‘ blog Humble Dollar and “militarize” it for you. Jonathan Clements is a longtime personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and he offers great advice at the best price you can get…free. Here is this week’s critical action:
GET A WILL. Less than half of U.S. adults have a will. Without one, many of your assets will be distributed according to state law, plus you won’t have a say in who becomes your children’s guardian. Some folks don’t bother with a will, because they have a revocable living trust. But when you die, there’ll inevitably be assets outside the trust—and, for them, you need a will.
Military members can go to their command legal representative and get a will absolutely free. Legal offices are located on almost every military base. If you have trouble locating legal assistance, you can find the office nearest your location by visiting one of the following websites:
Military.com also has a great page about legal assistance you can find here.