They say there is safety in numbers. When it comes to planning for your untimely demise, apparently this is true also. There's a growing trend in this country where people are getting together and talking about their deaths. They do this to help plan for it. They're calling them, "Death Planning Dinners".
This is where a group of friends or strangers get together and talk about their death. From a psychological stand point it helps alleviate the anxiety. From a financial stand point it helps the planning. Attending these dinners helps couples or individuals think about planning for their own death or their spouse and also retirement in general.
It is an excellent way to get ideas and to exchange information that other people have already researched. If you're able to get a lawyer or a tax CPA in on the dinner that's a double whammy of sweetness. However, you might even suggest to either of them that they try organize a dinner like this, resulting in some potential business.
These dinners are designed to allow for a small intimate setting that will allow for people to open up about how they want things to end with their wife, family, and friends. I highly recommend you attend one of these if you get the chance. If you haven't been to one, look at organizing one. Here's some discussion ideas to get started...
1. Health insurance
2. Life insurance
4. Emergency fund
6. College Savings Plan