Monthly Archives: September 2011

Don’t wait to order “Passing Wealth Along to Our Children” — only 10 copies remain

Serendipity happened in my life today: I have been planning to write a blog post alerting readers not to wait to order the booklet Passing Wealth Along to Our Children: Emotional Complexities of Estate Planning, from The Inheritance Project.  And lo and behold, a thoughtful and helpful article appeared in today’s Globe and Mail (Canada’s national newspaper) entitled “Baa baa black sheep, are you in the will?” The article, which I am unable to link because it is not included in the online edition, addresses the awkward issue of whether to give equal inheritances (equal both in amounts given as well as conditions). The core of the issue is whether to include “black-sheep” offspring in a will, or cut them out, or give them less, with strict conditions? There is no simple, one-size-fits-all answer to Continue reading