Most people begin to think about writing a will in their mid-30s, according to new research.
The age that most people realise that they should plan for their deaths is 36, according to new research by Macmillan Cancer Support.
But 73% of 36-year-olds surveyed by the charity have not yet put pen to paper to bequeath their belongings to loved ones.
Only half of all ages questioned said they had written a will, according to the survey of more than 1,000 people.
Helen Eddleston, head of legacy promotions at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: "We are urging people to take action and write a will to make sure that the belongings and causes close to their heart are remembered as part of their legacy."