Beware, the IRS is eyeing your inherited money – MarketWatch

  One of the perils of being well-off is the constant risk that the federal government and/or your friendly state and local tax collectors will figure out new and different ways to snatch more of your wealth. Especially wealth that you earned the old-fashioned way: by inheriting it. To raise your paranoia to the appropriate level, here are two new things to worry about.   Beware, the IRS is eyeing your inherited money – MarketWatch

Family conflicts are the top inheritance threat

  Attorneys, accountants point to family conflict as the biggest threat to estate planning. Tax reform and market volatility follow, respectively. Even with the estate tax exemption at $11.2 million per person, business owners and wealthy families need to head off drama.   The biggest obstacle standing between you and that windfall from your rich grandpa isn’t the possible 40 percent estate tax – it’s your pesky relatives. Family conflicts are the top inheritance threat

Where not to die in 2012- MSN Money

  Where not to die in 2012 Changes in estate and inheritance taxes at the state level will make it better — or worse — for families in the year ahead. Where not to die in 2012- MSN Money

A Child’s Inheritance Should Be More Than Just Money–Are your children ready to be a productive member of society?

  The hard part has little to do with whatever money will be parceled out when the time comes. It will take far longer, probably the next two or three decades, if not until the end of our lives, to accomplish our more important inheritance goals. That is because the most crucial thing we will leave our daughter — and any subsequent children — is what we teach her about making her own way in the world. A Child’s Inheritance … Continued