The Moneyist: I took care of my late mother for 8 years. Am I obliged to tell my sisters she made me co-owner of a substantial bank account?
This daughter writes: ‘My conscience is getting the better of me, and I would like to be transparent about being the joint owner of this savings...
The Moneyist: ‘There’s a good chance I’ll get early-onset Alzheimer’s.’ How do I divide my estate between my girlfriend and daughter? Do I ask them first?
This letter writer asks: ‘Is it wrong to leave funds passed down from generation to generation solely for my daughter, and leave other funds to my...
The Moneyist: I asked my fiancée, 30, to sign a prenup due to her spending. She refused. Would it be wrong to secretly put my assets in a trust?
This man writes, ‘I love her dearly, but I am really concerned.’
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The Moneyist: My mother’s husband died. Her savings are dwindling, yet she pays my sister’s bills. Should I intervene?
‘I’ve been able to reduce her bills by canceling things she doesn’t use, and negotiating for discounts for her cell phone and TV.’...
The Moneyist: My son inherited money after his father was killed in an accident. A woman has come forward with another legal heir. Are we obliged to give him money?
‘After exhausting all efforts, and suing me personally she is left with no legal avenues. She has now asked if the two can have a relationship.’...
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