Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Let's Talk Wills, Deeds, and Uncomfortable Feels

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Ian Dibb

Co-Founder & CEO

06/10/2023 @ 10:50:41

Ah, family gatherings. The perfect setting for awkward conversations, embarrassing childhood photos, and grandma's insistence that you should already be married, "preferably with three kids." Just when you thought it couldn't get any more awkward, I present to you: "The Legacy Talk."

Yes, yes, we've finally come to the proverbial elephant in the room—the one everyone notices but no one dares to mention: What kind of legacy will our parents leave behind? Do they have an up-to-date will? Where in the Seven Wonders of the World are the property deeds? And what the heck is an LPA? (Spoiler: It's a Lasting Power of Attorney, not a new type of latte.)

Why We Avoid the Elephant

Let's face it, no one wants to ponder the great cosmic "delete button" or have a cheerful Sunday dinner segue into, "So Mom and Dad, let's talk about your mortality!" It's uncomfortable. For you, it's a grim reminder that your parents won't always be around. For them, it's like staring down a cliff-edge while also realizing they forgot to write down where they stashed the parachutes (or deeds, or bank accounts).

Cue the Heroic Music: Enter Keylu

We need a hero, and no, it's not the guy in tights and a cape—it's Keylu! This easy-to-use life planning platform allows your parents to neatly organize all their important affairs. Think of it as Marie Kondo, but for your parents' entire life, minus the need to thank every paperclip before tossing it.

The Practical Stuff

Wills: Are they up to date? Check!

Property Deeds: Location locked in! Check!

LPA: Filed and stored! Double-check!

And the icing on the cake? Your folks can also use Keylu to store cherished memories, photos, and life lessons. Imagine opening a digital treasure chest and finding a video of dad explaining how he met mom or mom sharing her secret apple pie recipe, all preserved in perpetuity. Now that's a legacy.

The Talk: How to Nudge the Elephant

So you're sold on the Keylu concept, but how do you introduce it without getting the dreaded "Why are you asking? Am I dying?" reaction?

Pick Your Moment: Do not—I repeat—do not bring this up when dad's favorite sports team is losing or mom's soufflé has just deflated.

Be Honest but Gentle: Explain that you want to ensure their legacy is preserved in the best way possible, not just for practical matters but for the emotional and memorable ones as well.

Highlight the Benefits: Explain how Keylu can also make their life easier now. It's like a digital housekeeper for important documents and treasured memories.

Offer to Help: Sometimes the technology barrier is real. Offer to help them set up their Keylu account.

The legacy conversation may be awkward, but it's crucial. And with Keylu, you're not just securing documents; you're capturing memories, life lessons, and yes, even that secret apple pie recipe.

So go ahead, address that elephant in the room. Sure, it might be a bit awkward, but hey, so was puberty, and we all got through that, right?

And remember, Keylu isn't just a platform. It's peace of mind. For you, for them, forever.

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