Families Failing to Plan for End of Life


The taboo of mortality and a growing culture of “living in the moment” has left UK families woefully unprepared for the financial impact of death, Aviva’s latest Family Finances Report has revealed. Aviva’s data shows almost two in three UK adults (62%) feel death is a taboo subject, which makes it hard for people to discuss their concerns. While 43% say they talk openly about death and do not view it as a taboo subject themselves, more than half (51%) say they don’t want to think or talk about it because they just want to enjoy their life. Few have made the necessary practical preparations to protect their family in the event of their death, because of the discomfort and unwillingness to discuss the subject. More than half (55%) of UK adults feel they should have a will but have not yet arranged one, even though there is only a low cost attached. Almost two in three (62%) adults whose parents are still alive have not had any conversations together about their wishes in the
http://www.raesidechisholm.co.uk/News/legal-services-for-the-elderly/families-failing-plan-death.html

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