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Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s, 5E by Susan Shelly McGovern, Sarah Young Fisher

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CHAPTER20

Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health-Care Directives

In This Chapter

  • Why you need a will
  • Getting a will is easy
  • Setting up a power of attorney
  • The importance of an advance health-care directive

When you’re young and just getting started on your own, the thought of wills, powers of attorney, and health-care directives probably seem as foreign to you as using a walker or researching retirement communities. Life moves pretty fast, however, and it’s best to be prepared.

In this chapter, we explore these legal documents and explain why they’re important for everyone.

Everyone Should Have a Will

It happens. A 36-year-old father of two ...

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