Leaving Your Values Behind

Some people leave nothing to chance. They not only buy life insurance and regularly update their will, they also put down a deposit for a burial plot and select the hymns to be sung at their wake. And now more and more are opting for an ethical will, a detailed accounting of the values and beliefs they want to pass on and the cherished memories they don't want forgotten.

Far more elaborate than a note dashed off to loved ones from a deathbed, an ethical will, sometimes called a personal legacy, is proving especially popular among baby boomers as they...

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