Tagged: estate

Alternatives to a Traditional American Burial

Conrad Richter, in the book, The Trees, describes the burial of Sayward’s pioneer mother. Sayward was just a teen, but she took charge of preparing her mother’s body for burial – instructing her sisters...

Death and Dying

Overcoming the Inheritance Taboo – How to Preserve Relationships and Transfer Possessions by Steven J. Hendlin, Ph. D. Death is not a popular family dinner conversation. Most people avoid discussing the death of a...

Should You Ditch Your Bypass Trust?

My Mom and Dad set up their own living trust because they had to deal with taking Mom’s parent’s estate through probate court and they wanted to shelter my brother and I from that...

Will Your Family Business Survive You?

A family business, or a series of family enterprises, can fuel the growth wealth for your family from the first generation on down – if it survives. Statistics vary on exact percentages, depending on...

What Will Happen to Your Business?

Family businesses account for 50% of the gross national product. Thirty-five percent of Fortune 500 companies are family businesses. Family businesses account for 60% of US employment and 78% of new jobs created. (from Gaebler.com ). Family...