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Kids, Wealth, and Consequences: Ensuring a Responsible Financial Future for the Next Generation

ISBN: 978-1-57660-348-2
288 pages
February 2010
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Leaving children with a substantial amount of money can be a boon or a burden. High-net-worth parents need to give their children an education to navigate today’s complex world. The question becomes how to raise children with a sense of reality and balance, imparting a strong work ethic, and making them good stewards of their wealth.

Kids, Wealth, and Consequences
enlightens high-net-worth parents about the unique issues they need to explore. The book addresses the ”hard” financial issues, such as investing and estate planning, as well as the “soft” emotional issues relating to values, family, and communication. Morris and Pearl detail strategies and techniques to help parents raise children who appreciate and know how to manage the wealth they inherit.

Richard Morris spent many years working for his family's multimillion dollar business, and learned firsthand the challenges of business ownership and family wealth.

Jayne Pearl is an experienced journalist who writes about families, family businesses, and money.
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Table of Contents

Foreword (James E. Hughes Jr.)



SECTION I: Financial Choices.

1 Calculating Your Family's Future.

2 To Trust and How to Trust.

3 Portfolio Management.

SECTION II: Intellectual Choices.

4 Financial Literacy.

5 Skills and Experience.

6 Goals and Purpose.

SECTION III: Spiritual/Emotional Choices.

7 Success and Happiness.

8 Communication.

9 Navigating the High–Net Worth Environment.

SECTION IV: Integrating Your Choices.

10 The Family Glue.

11 Pulling It Together.



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Author Information

Richard A. Morris is principal of Resource for Ownership Intelligence (ROI) Consulting, which helps family-business owners pass their businesses to subsequent generations. He is also an adjunct professor at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Morris has been quoted in numerous media and is a frequent contributor to various business publications. He received his MBA from Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago.

Jayne A. Pearl has been a financial journalist for nearly thirty years, focusing on family business and advising parents about children and money. She has been quoted extensively in print and television media. She was a senior editor at Family Business magazine and also worked at Forbes. Pearl is the author of Kids and Money. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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