Not really sure which forum this belongs in, so I'll stick it in here and if it needs moving no dramas. I've had a search but I can't find a similar topic. Having said that I'm sure someone will post the link and make me look like an idiot. Facing up to mortality a little, what kind of things should one sort out before going on tour? The list I've got bouncing around in my head, from morbid to practical, are as follows: -Will. Essential, can't be nice for the folks to have worry about this kind of stuff. I wouldn't go all the way to formalising gifts (lawyers would rip me off!), but a note saying "Give my sister my CDs, give my mate my car" would probably suffice for parents to work through. -Letters to loved ones. This is a sh1t thing to have to do, f*cking hard, but also essential. -List of people to be contacted if you get it. POssibly worth getting a mate from school to get in touch with your school mates, a mate from uni to do uni mates etc. It's not the kind of thing that I'd want to leave to my dad to do. -Cancellation of car insurance. I always check that my insuring company will be happy to freeze insurance for the period I'm away. -SORN declaration. -Cancellation of phones, mobile and landline. Not possible if there's a contract, but I believe that some companies will adopt the same policy as car insurance companies. -Upping the pax. -Checking your kit insurance. -Getting onto BUPA if you're not already. -Porn purge. Or ensure your mucker smashes up your laptop if you get it. -Cancellation of all other standing orders / direct debits that you're not going to need while you're away. -Setting up an ISA or Savings account. Why pay tax on interest if you don't have to? Lloyds TSB has an 8% rate on its monthly saver at the moment. Not bad, eh? That's all I can think of at the moment. Keen to hear anyone else's ideas.