Garth Brooks released his first #1 single in 1989. I’ve celebrated his entire catalogue since I first heard him in the late 80s. Country music is a huge part of my life because of the emotional connection the songs invoke and their ability to tell a story. The idea behind “If Tomorrow Never Comes” centers around a man wanting to make sure he did everything he could in his life to let his significant other know how important she is. When I stop and listen, it makes me think of life differently and realize what is important. When it comes to preparing yourself in case tomorrow never comes, there are a lot of ways to plan ahead for the benefit of your friends and family. Have an open communication with your spouse and other family members so they know where your estate documents are located as well as a list of people to contact in case you are aren’t around or able to make decisions. Make sure your accounts are titled properly and your beneficiary designations are updated. If you have old stock certificates, consider holding them in a brokerage account to help ease their transfer. Have your will, living will, durable power of attorney, and medical directive reviewed so you are sure the plan you have in your head will be what is actually followed. Find an estate planning attorney you can trust to take care of your estate plan. The few hours it takes to have everything organized could potentially save your friends and family months or years of hassle if something happened to you. Lastly to quote Garth, “tell that someone that you love, just what you’re thinking of if tomorrow never comes.”
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