How to Talk to Your Children About Their Inheritance
Megan Reynolds

I’m currently 29 and have no idea how much “cash” I’ll inherit, but I know now that there will be multiple homes and timeshares. Honestly, it scares me more than anything, because I have no idea what the cost of having those is or if I’ll be able to manage it.

That being said, my parents never told me (or, to my knowledge, my sister) that we were well off. It didn’t even occur to me that there was a difference in my life vs. other people’s until some kids started making comments/fun of it around the 8th grade (13ish years old).

To this day, I don’t know why/how my random classmates knew more about my family’s money situation than I did, but I suppose it makes sense given that I’m from a small town and my parents literally never discussed money (I assume because it wasn’t an issue).