Do you have a will? If not, why not?MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

If you want to dictate where your assets go when you die, you need a will. Die without one and on top of the grief, it can cause a financial nightmare for the people you care about.†A will can be made cheaply, and sometimes for free (see our Cheap Wills guide). So do you have a will and if not, why not?

Please select ALL of the options that apply to you.

PS: Thanks to @JodieRamsdens for suggesting this.

Results

I'm aged under 25 and I DO have a will (68 votes)
My will is up to date37 votes (54%)
I have a will but it isnít up to date31 votes (46%)
I'm aged under 25 and I DON'T have a will (815 votes)
I donít need one, Iíve nothing to leave155 votes (19%)
I donít want to think about dying61 votes (7%)
Itís too expensive63 votes (8%)
I donít really know where to start185 votes (23%)
Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway48 votes (6%)
Iím happy to let someone else worry about what happens19 votes (2%)
Iíve never got round to it100 votes (12%)
Iím too young to worry about it171 votes (21%)
Other reason13 votes (2%)
I'm aged 25-34 and I DO have a will (182 votes)
My will is up to date146 votes (80%)
I have a will but it isnít up to date36 votes (20%)
I'm aged 25-34 and I DON'T have a will (2054 votes)
I donít need one, Iíve nothing to leave266 votes (13%)
I donít want to think about dying98 votes (5%)
Itís too expensive168 votes (8%)
I donít really know where to start466 votes (23%)
Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway320 votes (16%)
Iím happy to let someone else worry about what happens35 votes (2%)
Iíve never got round to it451 votes (22%)
Iím too young to worry about it205 votes (10%)
Other reason45 votes (2%)
I'm aged 35-49 and I DO have a will (744 votes)
My will is up to date493 votes (66%)
I have a will but it isnít up to date251 votes (34%)
I'm aged 35-49 and I DON'T have a will (2301 votes)
I donít need one, Iíve nothing to leave143 votes (6%)
I donít want to think about dying65 votes (3%)
Itís too expensive267 votes (12%)
I donít really know where to start555 votes (24%)
Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway425 votes (18%)
Iím happy to let someone else worry about what happens28 votes (1%)
Iíve never got round to it693 votes (30%)
Iím too young to worry about it36 votes (2%)
Other reason89 votes (4%)
I'm aged 50-64 and I DO have a will (1296 votes)
My will is up to date887 votes (68%)
I have a will but it isnít up to date409 votes (32%)
I'm aged 50-64 and I DON'T have a will (1467 votes)
I donít need one, Iíve nothing to leave57 votes (4%)
I donít want to think about dying52 votes (4%)
Itís too expensive149 votes (10%)
I donít really know where to start351 votes (24%)
Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway265 votes (18%)
Iím happy to let someone else worry about what happens13 votes (1%)
Iíve never got round to it513 votes (35%)
Iím too young to worry about it11 votes (1%)
Other reason56 votes (4%)
I'm aged 65+ and I DO have a will (719 votes)
My will is up to date544 votes (76%)
I have a will but it isnít up to date175 votes (24%)
I'm aged 65+ and I DON'T have a will (349 votes)
I donít need one, Iíve nothing to leave14 votes (4%)
I donít want to think about dying14 votes (4%)
Itís too expensive43 votes (12%)
I donít really know where to start73 votes (21%)
Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway70 votes (20%)
Iím happy to let someone else worry about what happens8 votes (2%)
Iíve never got round to it107 votes (31%)
Iím too young to worry about it1 votes (0%)
Other reason19 votes (5%)

           7,935 people have voted.

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