For you Advogatians who are older, find an estate lawyer and financial planner to help you protect your assets-- because whatever you leave behind without instructions (aka will) will be administered by the State in ways you may not have liked. It isn't expensive to do this, and your family will greatly appreciate not having to grieve and juggle your finances at roughly the same time.
For you Advogatians who are younger, I realize that its somewhat morbid to ask your parents or grandparents about these things and might be uncomfortable doing so but you and your family should consider doing this at least every year because things change-- people die, friendships fade, relations change. And yes, you too also need to find a financial planner to help you protect and grow your assets into the future and as a benefit, doing is sooner rather than later will help you enjoy a better "retirement."
My worst day was last Tuesday, but I still think about him and I have four new reminders of him living in my house now, Mikey, Binkey, Fluffy and Precious; three tuxedo cats and a calico-tabby all with four distinct personalities. The arrangement is temporary as I think they'll eventually move back in with my mother. Otherwise, it has been non-stop phone calls and other reminders about him that have been pretty hard.