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“Money in our family is affection and weapons.” Inheritors’ ambivalence about their money, Part 2

Maggie is a young woman who, like so many inheritors The Inheritance Project talked to, got her money early in life. Though she has lots of money, her parents were controlling. Mother keeps a close watch on her daughter’s credit-card statements, and Maggie often feels guilty over her spending, although it is not excessive.

“Money in our family is affection and weapons,” she says. She knows that her father married her mother for her money, and she has witnessed countless family struggles over money. Continue reading