Scott Taylor Smith, author of the book "When Someone Dies," recently wrote an article suggesting several important steps folks can take to make things easier on their loved ones when they die. Many, if not most, of these suggestions are routinely handled in the estate planning process. Some of them, however, may not be, so we'll take a look at what he says.
According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, less than one-third of Americans make their health care wishes known prior to a critical illness or injury. Regardless of what your actually health care wishes are, that can be a problem.