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

Jay Livingston | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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 03.24.2014 | 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 03.18.2014 | Women

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.

How to Divvy Up Your Stuff

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Divvying up personal possessions among adult children or other loved ones is a task that many parents dread. Deciding who should get what without showing favoritism, hurting someone's feelings or causing a feud can be difficult, even for close-knit families.

Why Some States May Be Cheering The Fiscal Cliff

Reuters | Nanette Byrnes | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

* States could get $3 billion in estate taxes-study * 30 states would be affected Dec 26 (Reuters) - Falling off the "fiscal cliff" is a bad thi...

The Gift I'm Finally Ready To Accept

Elise Sax | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty
Elise Sax

I call it, The Monster. It's enormous. It may not be Hollywood big, but it's close. Nearly five carats. And it's shiny. It was my grandmother's, then my mother's, and now it's on my finger.

Spending the Kids' Inheritance and Not Feeling Guilty

Karin Kasdin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

To My Darling Children, I hope you don't mind, but your father and I are spending your inheritance. Actually, it doesn't matter if you do mind because we are spending it anyway and we don't need your permission to do so.

Special Words of Financial Wisdom for Parents

Don McNay | Posted 12.18.2012 | Money
Don McNay

Money can bring power and security, but it also can bring insecurity. People who are rich never know if someone likes them for who they are or for their money. Many develop the attitude that everyone wants something from them, and they are often right.

Can Poor People Save for College?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Bob Hildreth

Spend only half of your paycheck and put the other half in a savings account. It's like portion control. Most of us try it, but don't follow-through.

Gay NYC Judge Challenges Will Ordering Him To Marry Woman For Inheritance

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 08.24.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- A gay man and his longtime partner decide to become parents using a surrogate mother. Shortly after their son is born, the couple gets mar...

Too Much, Too Soon: How to Avoid Sudden Wealth Syndrome

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money
Irvin G. Schorsch III

As with any life change, a sudden shift in financial status can be traumatic.

Savvy Senior: How to Create an Ethical Will

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

An ethical will can be a valuable complement to your legal will, as well as a wonderful gift to your family or other loved ones.

For Kids Of Ultra-Rich Parents, Money Won't Come Easy

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

Born with a silver spoon in your mouth? Don't get used to it. Some 32 percent of high and ultra-high net worth Americans don't feel it's important ...

Sheriff: Colo. Man Murdered Family, Himself Over Inheritance

AP | Posted 06.11.2012 | Denver

DURANGO, Colo. -- A southwestern Colorado man who was angered over an inheritance killed two family members and then himself, authorities said Sunday....

Baby Boomers Say They'd Rather Inherit Stories Than Possessions: Study

Posted 05.25.2012 | Fifty

In her book Storytelling & the Art of Imagination, author Nancy Mellon writes, "Storytelling gives us love and courage for life ... storytelling puts ...