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You can’t take it with you, but you can ensure that what you leave behind has value and meaning.
Whether you want the fruits of your life’s work to benefit your family, the environment, science, human rights, the arts, your church, or another cause dear to you, one thing is certain: It won’t happen unless you plan. What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want is a step-by-step, DIY guide to turning your money and “stuff” into something meaningful that will outlast you—whether you are in the prime of life or your later years, single or partnered, have kids or not, are well-off or of modest means. With her trademark practical wisdom, downsizing expert Marni Jameson offers plenty of comfort (and even some laughs) as she guides you through the following:
Identifying whom you want to benefit from your legacy
Navigating wills, trusts, and other paths to your goals
Heading off potential family conflicts
Making the best plan for your material assets
This book will encourage and inspire you through every step of your final downsizing project, helping you make a positive impact on the people and causes closest to your heart.
About the Author
Marni Jameson is America’s most beloved home-and-lifestyle columnist. Besides writing a weekly nationally syndicated column, Jameson is the author of five bestselling books, including her Downsizing the Family Home series. “At Home with Marni Jameson,” Marni’s popular syndicated column, appears weekly in more than twenty papers nationwide, reaching five million readers with her trademark humor and advice. The mother of a blended family of five grown children, Marni lives in Winter Park, Florida, with her husband, Doug, and their three unruly dogs.
“Easy to flip through, great for any-time reference, this is the kind of book to have, no matter what your age or bank account.”—Nashville Ledger
“An engaging, well-timed guide, streamlining the complexities of estate planning and untangling the hows and whys of thoughtful decision-making.”—Kerry Hannon, New York Times columnist and personal finance strategist
“A useful book that gets five stars.”—Mensa Bulletin