Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis made the right moves when it came to estate planning. Many people do not, deterred either by the thought of dying or by the seeming complexity of well-made plans.
Don't be put off. After all, you can't take it with you. If you're not careful, however, you can sure make a mess of leaving it behind, making Uncle Sam richer and your family poorer in the process. "It" is your hard-earned property. The mess is what happens if you make one of these all-too-common estate planning mistakes: