Buying Happiness…


By JM Megail Gaumer

I recently read an article on ways to buy happiness. A vacation is one way. Vacations give you experiences you may not had otherwise and build memories that will last a lifetime. A second way listed was to buy time, hire someone to do yard maintenance or house cleaning, giving you more free time to enjoy.

Of all the techniques suggested in the article, “buy a system” the one that made me most curious. The article referred to calendar software etc., buying a system to become more organized, giving you a sense of accomplishment. This hit a chord with me as it relates to estate planning. I couldn’t think of a better way to buy happiness. By working with an attorney to establish a plan to preserve your wealth as you age, you have one less thing to worry about. Systematic planning also leads to a second recommendation in the article, donating to a local charity or association. Whether you plan for your family or you plan to donate to a charity, planning your estate may allow for you to leave a legacy. $10,000 or $100,000, family or charity – regardless – find happiness in knowing you have planned.


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