More Than Money
Issue #22

Money and Death

Issue #22
“Money and Death”
May, 1999

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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