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Warren Buffett is leaving his billions to charity, and many boomers are following suit to avoid turning their kids into rich loafers.
When assets are being passed on to kids, trouble can quickly ensue. For people who remarry, prenups and even postnups need to be airtight.
Do you have a will, a budget or life insurance? For most Americans, the answer is "no." What planning documents you need, when.
The spokeswoman for Robin Williams' family debunked widespread reports that the comedian, who died Monday in a suspected suicide, had money troubles.
Most everyone reaches a point where managing one's money is too hard. Here's how to know when Mom or Dad needs help, and how best to give it.
Having a family talk about parents' goals for old age is never easy, but experts say it needs to happen more often. Here's how.
If we were Sting’s children, we might just be “Driven to Tears.”
The gap is growing between Americans' life insurance coverage and the amount they say they need. Here's how to tell if you have enough.
Here's what your family can learn from the "disappearance" of Casey Kasem, says financial advisor Jerry Lynch.
Loans that promised to help older people stay in their homes in retirement are, in some cases, pushing their children out. The NYT reports.
The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. is asking a judge to force the civil rights icon's daughter to relinquish her father's Nobel Peace Prize.
South Africa's Nelson Mandela left his $4.1 million estate to family, the ruling African National Congress, staff and local schools.
A bitter fight between two of the New York area's wealthiest families is playing out in the modest trappings of a county courthouse.
Baby boomers, who never lost their taste for rebellion, want to control every detail of their "stairway to heaven" including buying "pre-need funerals." NBC News reports.
Figuring out a relatively smooth and peaceful way to leave wealth to future generations is very tricky business for wealthy families, and often leads to a blood feud.
In a trend known as "gamification," new digital platforms are teaching kids about earning and saving money, how to pay bills, even how to trade stocks.
Families can be torn apart or money forfeited by refusing to take death into account financially or attempting to glide over it legally. Here's how to avoid such a dismal scenario.
Disinheriting someone can be harsh, and may haunt a family member from beyond the grave, but there may be pragmatic reasons for doing so.
How to catch up on your savings for retirement, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
QTIPs, are often used to guarantee an inheritance to children of an earlier marriage.