Hi peeples. "Happy New Year" to you and yours. "Inheritance," is a great topic for discussion! Very rarely have I discussed this with a few people who don't all have a different slant/opinion on this. From what I can glean with my own experiences, the various OPINIONS on this is what is definitely "inherited." My own parents it seems, thought leaving your children as much as humanly possible was Number One of the Ten Commandments. Thus, my sister and I pretty much adopted that belief.
However, let's face it. In 2015, the average American family hopes to have enough to get their children from point A to emancipation with a nest egg enough to survive the balance of their own lives.
This is like so much else we could discuss in terms of being proactive or even having a "goal." I'd like to believe that parents should not feel guilty if they don't "leave" much of anything. I like to tell my sons, "Oh, I'm leaving you plenty....it will take you years to clean up my mess!" In some cases, our kids should be grateful we don't leave them a BILL!! LOL. In my particular case, I'm not kidding.
An inheritance is certainly very nice. So is giving and sharing while we are all living and as circumstances present themselves. Really peeples, this is not something that people should be overly concerned with, especially when we know we gave our children the really important things in life.....and this will be obvious to us and them.
In the meantime.....remember Mommy & Daddy are important too!