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Preparing Loved Ones to Receive an Inheritance

Am I Prepared to Receive an Inheritance (Someday)?

By Genevieve Hoffman 7/19/10

I am currently a soon-to-be junior in college. I am interested in law and have a summer internship with Mr. Hall. One of my assignments was to write this article, about how my parents have prepared me to receive and handle my inheritance; in other words, how they have taught me to manage money, so that when I finally do inherit, I won’t make a total botch of it.

I have to say, when I first received this assignment, I stared at the (blank) computer screen for roughly twenty minutes thinking, “Ummm…” I couldn’t remember ever having any particular conversation with either of my parents along the lines of, “So, when you grow up, this is how you manage money…” I even started to worry, fearing that I had missed out on some crucial piece of information.

But the more I thought, the more I realized that although the money management conversation never came up per se, my parents had actually taught me quite a bit. I just hadn’t realized it until now.

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