Let me play devil's advocate here. I think there is something to be said for NOT leaving a will albeit selfish to an extent. If you sit down and give shit to folks i.e Money, Cars, Jewelry, etc...then there will be family and friends that will resent you making it hard for you to "rest in peace". If you leave no will and let them fight over your leftover possessions, the outcome could be a lot better. People tend to be more rational when they have to sit down and split the pie into shares.