Indeed, the CNBC Millionaire Survey, which was conducted by market research firm Spectrem Group, found 19 percent of high-net-worth respondents wish to leave enough for their kids to be comfortable and maintain their standard of living, but not all they have, while 17 percent indicated they will be "very cautious" in how much they leave, because they want their children to learn self-reliance.
The largest number (41 percent) of respondents, however, said they plan to leave their children as much as possible and feel confident their heirs will be responsible with the money. Another 59 percent believe there is no such thing as "too much" when it comes to leaving their kids an inheritance.
Above all else, wealthy families want to be sure their loved ones are provided for. But they don't necessarily want to leave what they have in their will.
Additionally, 68 percent of survey respondents plan to transfer some or all of their wealth to their children before they die, while 15 percent plan to die before the wealth transfer takes place.
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