From the Back Cover
"This book is, quite simply, the best I've seen in its field. It is sound, comprehensive, helpful, and—most importantly—readable. Its authors know their business, and they know how to explain what you need to know to make intelligent plans for your estate."
—Donald Coxe, Chairman of Coxe Advisors LLP, has been a columnist with the Globe & Mail, the National Post, and Maclean's and is the author of The New Reality of Wall Street
"A sensible, sound and savvy guide for everyone who is not immortal—that is, all of us. Thoroughly enjoyable and insightful. A must-read for all those thinking about estate planning—which, too, should be all of us."
—Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Geriatrician and author of Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare
"In a very readable and easy-to-understand manner, this book hits all of the common estate planning mistakes head-on. I highly recommend it."
—Ian Hull, LLB, Hull & Hull LLP
"This book is a must-read to understand how to protect your hard-won assets and assure a smooth transition for your family when you are gone. This easy-to-read guide provides the information needed to make the right decisions at the right time."
—Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist of BMO Capital Markets and author of The New Retirement
stepping lightly around the pitfalls of estate planning...
Estate planning is critically important, but it's a task many of us would rather avoid. And once you get started, even the most careful and well-intentioned person can slip up along the way. Avoid the pitfalls! The 50 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes outlines the major mistakes and their consequences in an entertaining way—and helps you to get your estate planning right.
Delivering practical and helpful information in a light tone, the authors help to make difficult conversations a little easier. The book's fifty concise chapters are filled with real-life examples, organized under four key areas:
- The biggest mistake—not planning at all
- Failing to plan for the possibility of mental incompetency
- Mistakes made during the estate planning process itself
- Common mistakes made by executors
About the Author
Written by personal finance and estate planning experts Jean Blacklock and Sarah Kruger, The 50 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes and How To Avoid Them is an essential guide for Canadians interested in planning their estates effectively, with minimal stress on their loved ones.