Individuals can take a broad range of actions to leave behind legacies, but too many believe “traditional” estate plans are the only option. Author Mark Weber argues, from long experience working with wealthy families, that there is a spectrum of actions, and legacies involve more than financial assets.
In The Legacy Spectrum, Weber describes a process that begins with attaining and maintaining confidence in having “enough” for one’s own financial security before determining how much is enough, but not too much, for children.
The process Weber has created can involve incorporating philanthropy in one’s legacy and using charitable giving to pass values to children. As a practical matter, Weber shows readers how to use family meetings to provide a financial education for children, strengthen family ties and prepare children to receive an inheritance.
The Legacy Spectrum includes case studies from Weber’s years of experience working with wealthy families to create legacies that pass assets as well as values and bring families closer together. It includes sample worksheets and forms to help readers pass their wealth with thought and meaning.