Even if your family is currently in a good financial position, this does not mean that they will always be this way. You could lose your job at any point, or you might find that your bills drastically increase. To make sure that the people that you love are secure in the future, including on your death, here are some of the steps that you should take to map out your and your family's financial future in 2024. 

Develop a Financial Plan 

The first step that you need to take is to develop a financial plan. By taking the time to sit down and create a strategy for your future, you will ensure that you always know where you are going, and you will have a document to fall back on when times get tough. This plan should include your money goals, ideas to increase your wealth, and where you are going to invest your money. You might also add a budget, as well as schemes to pay off any debt that you owe, including your mortgage. By doing this, you will be able to focus on the future rather than get bogged down in what is currently happening to your bank account. 

Think About Your Will 

The most important step that you can take for your family's financial future, though, is to think about your will. Instead of simply leaving your assets to be passed down to your next of kin without any formal approval by yourself, you should think carefully about who you want to give what. For instance, you might give your house to the people who are currently living in it, such as your partner or your children. 

Once you have worked out how much of your money will go to the people that you love, you can then see how much you have left over for legacy gifts. Giving to charity is a popular way to do good upon your death. It can also allow you to commemorate loved ones and give back to non-profits that have helped you. For instance, you might consider leaving legacy gifts to Macmillan if you or a family member has struggled with cancer in the past. This can act as a contribution toward their continued care of other people who are in the same boat. 

Consider Succession 

Succession is incredibly important if you are a business owner. As someone who has built their company up over many years, it is unlikely that you will be happy to see your venture sold on or fail. If you are concerned about what will happen to your company when you retire or die, you should think about who will take over your business early on. This could be one of your children or even a star employee. By settling on this sooner rather than later, you will be able to train them, prepare them for taking over your start-up, and check that they are willing to become a business owner themselves.