Category: keeping it

What to Do With the Family Compound?

Does your family have a place where everyone (including those distant cousins) gathers for summer vacation, holidays or weekends? If that place is not the primary residence of any one family member, you may...

Your Digital After Life

Should your heirs be able to access your online accounts after you die? The internet is such a relatively recent adventure that everyone is still trying to figure out what should and shouldn’t happen...

Why Talk to Family About Money?

Last week I was interviewed by The Canadian Press for a newswire article on several sites. The topic was, Why talk to family about money? In preparation for the interview, I wrote down my...

Keeping Wealth in the Family

Our nation has a mixed view on the morality of keeping wealth in the family. Most of us want our children and grandchildren to have a better life than we do, yet many Americans...

The Myth of the Trust Fund Baby

The recession through which the world recently suffered has raised many questions on whether the rich deserve to be richer by far than the rest of the population. A new study (from oxfam.org) ,...

Donating Your Body? Prepare Your Heirs

Most people probably don’t give a whole lot of thought to what they want to happen to their body when they die. First, it isn’t something pleasant to contemplate and second, it won’t be...