Motley Fool:  “Despite what you may think, estate planning isn't all about what happens after you die.  Besides death, there are plenty of other unpleasantries — accident, injury, or other maladies that make you unable to manage your own affairs for a while — that can go much more smoothly for you and your loved ones if you've prepared for them ahead of time.  Planning your estate doesn't have to be painful.  Spend a minute to get your bearings and see how easy it can be to get your affairs in order.”