Insights & Commentary

Family Wealth Transfer Part I: How To Protect Your Children From Their Inheritance

“How do I protect my children from others (and themselves) when they receive their inheritance?” That’s one of the most frequently asked questions Financial Advisors, Attorneys and Certified Public Accounts encounter. And no wonder: over $59 trillion in wealth is set to be transferred to heirs and charity in the coming decades up to 2061[1]. […]

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The Last Will & Testament: Part 2

Preparing for a family, raising children, and having grandchildren involve major, complex decisions, many that most people would rather not confront. Denial or avoidance lead to uneasiness and complications. More importantly, ignoring critical planning could harm your family’s future. Living Will A living will states your wishes regarding health care directives and end-of-life wishes.  A […]

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about the authors

Tim Scannell  

Managing Director and Partner with Scannell Wealth Management at HighTower, shares his thoughts on topics such as entrepreneurship, small business ownership, preparing for retirement and generational wealth transfer planning. Located in Valparaiso, IN, Tim Scannell is family oriented with a passion for preparing the next generation to inherit wealth without burden or conflict.

Wes Barnes  

is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Certificant at Scannell Wealth Management. He is also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves with a passion for fiduciary wealth management. Through The Market Recruit, Wes shares his advice and thoughts on the investing and financial planning for newlyweds, millennials and entrepreneurs.