“Money and Death”
This issue confronts the dual taboo.
Personal stories describe the crisis that can happen
when the family wealth-holder dies before the family
is prepared. Several readers share their family (and
other stakeholder) preparation strategies, such as the
business owner who runs an annual death "fire drill,"
the father who calls his family together for three days
of retreat to talk about it; other families who give
their inheritors smaller amounts of money as practice
for wealth stewardship. Also, recommendations for instructing
inheriting families about your wishes, through a will
and other documents.
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