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Inheritance

Marriage Equality, a Road to Freedom

James Peron | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Taking away the power to forbid same-sex marriage frees people from lots of government interference. In reality, what so many assume is perfectly backwards. Marriage reduces state interference in a person's life; it does not increase it.

What Einstein Taught Me About Death: 5 Reasons to Write a Will Today

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Whether you are looking to ensure your children's safety and future, or dictate how much of your earnings go back into the tax system, writing a will is an essential action and we can all benefit from taking advice from a genius like Einstein here.

Will Your Kids Inherit Your Debt?

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

The short answer is, not in most cases. But there are situations where someone could be legally responsible for paying off your bills after death. Plus, aggressive creditors have been known to coerce heirs into paying off debts for which they're not responsible, just to be left alone.

Philanthropy As a Family Affair

Epaminondas Farmakis | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Epaminondas Farmakis

According to Forbes magazine, we are currently living in an era commonly referred to as the "Golden Age of Philanthropy." The number of family found...

Sudden Wealth From An Inheritance?

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

When you inherit money it usually accompanies a very emotional time. You may be still grieving over a lost relative or friend. Sometimes the sudden wealth from an inheritance can create even more stress in your life.

A Premarital Agreement Primer

Brad Reid | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings
Brad Reid

While a will may transfer property at death, a premarital agreement may clarify what property is subject to the provisions of a will as well as address inheritance and probate matters.

A Troublesome Controversy

Pete Shanks | Posted 08.09.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

As Nicholas Wade's new book demonstrates, the category error that confuses human genetic variation with socially constructed race remains all too common.

5 Tips Before Leaving Your Kids an Inheritance

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Robert Pagliarini

What is your view of inherited money? Is it an "initiative sucker" or can it be used to create a better and more fulfilled life?

Heirs To Inherit $36 Trillion For Doing Nothing

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

The greatest wealth transfer in history is underway, according to a new report. A study from the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy p...

The Language of Love

Amy Mullis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

I realized that there comes a time in every woman's life when she needs to be sung to by a man with a heartbreakingly handsome voice in a language she doesn't understand. The sound of the words should drip with the dreams of her youth and the melody should hint of the promise that comes with time.

Watch: What the 1 Percent Don't Want You to Know

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A new book that's the talk of academia and the media shows that two-thirds of America's increase in income inequality over the past four decades is the result of steep raises given to the country's highest earners.

What Kind Of Inheritance Do You Really Owe Your Kids?

Next Avenue | Bart Astor | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bart Astor “I don’t believe in inheriting money,” CNN host Anderson Cooper recently told Howard Stern on Stern...

For Conservatives Like Paul Ryan, How You Make Your Money Is What Really Matters

Jay Livingston | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Jay Livingston

Economic policies often rest on assumptions about human motivation. What conservatives are saying to you is this: working for your money is not as good as instead of inheriting it.

When You Die, Where Does Your Dough Go?

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.24.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Investors over the years have told me that they have it all worked out. "I've got a will, a trust and spoke to an attorney." Often, those instructions were done years ago, sometimes decades ago.

Why I Went on a Cash-Only Diet

LearnVest | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
LearnVest

It was after several months of blowing between $800 and $1,200 on food alone that I realized it was time for a change.

Dispute Over Divorce or Inheritance? Try This 'Envy-Free' Algorithm

Steven J. Brams | Posted 04.08.2014 | Science
Steven J. Brams

The problem of fairly dividing a divisible good, such as cake or land, between two people probably goes back to the dawn of civilization. But this problem pales in comparison to that of fairly dividing indivisible items, such as in a divorce or in the division of an estate between two heirs.

The Thing That Makes All The Difference In How Your Life Pans Out

Tammy Bleck | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

There's one good thing about building your life from the dirt up, you recognize the bottom and the people you met there. You respect it, and them. And while you don't want to live there, you know it says more about you than anything else you will ever do.

Mom's Fur Coat

Mindy Trotta | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Mindy Trotta

Mom's fur coat had been hanging in my closet ever since I moved her out to California six months before she died. When we want to get our coats out, we push it to the right, and when we want to get our luggage, we push it to the left. We have been pushing that coat back and forth for 10 years.

How Can You Tell a Real Venture Investor From Your Neighbor?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

They very likely look alike. They may even have been roommates at college and grown up next door to each other on Ohio farms. They both are good talke...

Weekly Rune: Othala

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Othala -- property -- Remember that journey we took with Raidho last week? Well, we did it right! Over the last few weeks the story of the Runes has ...

How to Spend Your Inheritance

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

Inherited money has its own unique challenges unlike other forms of sudden wealth. As a financial planner who specializes in inheritance planning and working with clients who come into money suddenly, I have seen what works well.

9 Ways To Make Things Easier For Your Survivors

Next Avenue | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Scott Taylor Smith Take these important estate planning steps now so your loved ones will carry out your wishes prop...

Are Your Parents Spending Your Inheritance?

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Many economic factors have taken their toll on seniors' nest eggs in recent years. Thus, if you were counting on a sizeable inheritance to help finance your own retirement, you may want to rethink that strategy.

The Conversation Parents NEED To Have With Their Adult Children

Next Avenue | Posted 04.06.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lori R. Sackler Avoid family strife down the road by holding key conversations about your estate plans -- now "Wh...

How to Let Go of Inheritance and Gift Clutter

Brooks Palmer | Posted 05.19.2013 | HuffPost Home
Brooks Palmer

I have spent the past 12 years helping clients let go of unnecessary items in their homes, offices and lives -- one area at a time. This post focuses on clutter busting inheritance and gifts.