In this episode Melissa Joy, CFP®, and Cathy Curtis, CFP® discuss the common mistakes they see clients make when it comes to receiving an inheritance. Cathy is the founder of Curtis Financial Planning, a fee-only financial advisory firm dedicated to addressing the financial planning and wealth management needs of independent women. Through their combined experience, Melissa and Cathy share some ideas to prepare for inheritance and handle this potentially life-changing transfer of wealth.

You will learn:

  • Why it is important to process your feelings about the inheritance before taking action.
  • How making a list of things/experiences you want to buy will help you not to overspend.
  • Understanding the technical aspects of how to title the assets and plan for taxation.
  • Why it is important to have a financial plan as this windfall may be just what you needed to fund your retirement.


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