Tuesday, July 5, 2011

WSJ: The 25 Documents You Need Before You Die

Wall Street Journal, The 25 Documents You Need Before You Die:
Design your death dossier soon -- or you could be setting up your heirs for frustration and financial pain.
  1. Marriage license
  2. Divorce papers
  3. Personal and family medical history
  4. Durable health care power of attorney
  5. Authorization to release health care information
  6. Living will
  7. Do-not-resuscitate order
  8. Housing, land, and cemetery deeds
  9. Escrow mortgage amounts
  10. Proof of loans made and debts owed
  11. Vehicle titles
  12. Stock certificates, savings bonds, and brokerage accounts
  13. Partnership and corporate operating agreements
  14. Tax returns
  15. Life insurance policies
  16. IRAs
  17. 401(k) accounts
  18. Pension documents
  19. Annuity contracts
  20. List of bank accounts
  21. List of user names and passwords
  22. List of safe deposit boxes
  23. Will
  24. Letter of instruction
  25. Trust documents
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