82% of people say it is important to put your final wishes in writing.
Only 23% have actually done it.
Having a will is one of the cornerstones of financial and estate planning. By coordinating the contents of your estate documents (wills, power of attorney, etc.) with your current investments and assets, you can ensure, when the time comes, that your wealth will be transferred according to your wishes, in the most tax-efficient manner.
It is estimated that less than 23% of Canadians have a valid will and less than 10% have signed an enduring power-of-attorney document that would protect them if they became incapable of making decisions for themselves (Boomer & Echo 2013).