A brother and a sister inherit 750 thousand dollars from their parents and plan to invest it all in a joint account and let it ride out for many years to grow. This was the situation of one listener this week and Michael Clark and John McCann dove in to clear up why using a joint account with a sibling or even a spouse with inherited money might not be the best decision.
This episode helps to illustrate why each person’s investments are most likely going to have a different purpose and different approach. We have mentioned before that investing decisions are not a “one size fits all” process. Be sure to tune in this week because this show is to cut through the noise and nonsense about money and give you the tools you need to build wealth, invest for the future, and put a plan in place.
Quote of the day: “you don’t want to have so much money going toward your mortgage every month that you can’t enjoy life or take care of your other financial responsibilities.” – Dave Ramsey
Need to find something from today’s show? We have you covered down to the minute!
- Email: Brother and Sister inherit over $700,000… Do they use a joint account? – 3.5 Min
- Paying off debt and why it is important – 12 Min
- What investment account for a newborn? – 19.5 Min
- What is step-up cost basis and why is it important? – 28 Min
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