Ellen Roseman

Personal finance columnist at the Toronto Star and previously the Globe and Mail. My passion is consumer advocacy and making sense of money

Dec 29, 2021
Published on: LinkedIn
1 min read

'Grown-up thing to do'

Surveys show that only about half of Canadians have wills or other forms of estate planning in place. Those without say they are too young to worry about it, it's too expensive or time consuming.

The problem is that when you die without something like a will, the provincial government steps in to make decisions such as how your estate is handled and who will raise your children. The cost of administering your estate can also be higher than if a will was in place.

Digital wills are now allowed in BC, which makes it the first province to allow you to sign a will online. More on Willful & digital wills in CBC News:

Why you should make a will in 2022 and why it's never been easier in B.C. | CBC News

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