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This video is part of a three-part myth busting series aimed to dispel common estate planning beliefs many Canadians have. The series is produced in collaboration between RBC Wealth Management Royal Trust and David Chilton, author of best-selling personal finance guides The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns, and former dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. #TrustRoyalTrust

Myth: Being named an executor is an honour but also a minor inconvenience.

Fact: Being named an executor is an honour but also a major, hard-to-believe-how-stressful, incredibly-time-consuming inconvenience.


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“The last thing you want is for your cottage, a place of great memories, a true family treasure, to end up being a wedge that drives your family apart.”

“I don’t want to be an executor. Too much work. Too much stress. Too much potential liability.”