Robert Read, a former (deceased) janitor from Brattleboro, Vermont, had a keen eye for picking out stocks. Known outwardly as a frugal and unassuming penny pincher, the local residents of Battleboro were shocked when news of his $8 million dollar fortune came to light. Indeed, his most expensive purchase was $5,000 for a Toyota, and he often wore the same worn-out clothing.
A late University of British Columbia professor left a wonderful legacy to his faculty and students. Read on below to find out what he bequeathed to UBC in his Last Will and Testament.
We’ve written about the infamous feuds that have brewed over the death of famous celebrities, such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse. The tragic passing of late actor and funny man Robin Williams is no exception. Read about the contentious battle over his estate below:
We’ve previously posted on Whitney Houston and how much her daughter is set to inherit, but in the event of a tragic passing, what will happen to Bobbi’s estate and inheritance? Click on the link to find out: Where is all that money going?
If you’re looking to plan your estate, you had better ensure that your finances are in order. How well do you arrange your daily finances? How often do you indulge? Do you consider yourself financially literate? Checkout this interesting article on financial literacy: Financially savvy, are you?
Over the past few years, the late King of Pop’s estate has been fraught with contention:
From the scuffle in front of the Jackson home to the appointment of the new Guardian of Michael Jackson’s children to Michael’s mother being kept from her grandchildren there has been a lot of Jackson family drama over the past few years. Click on the links in blue to read all about it.
If you’ve ever thought about estate planning and about the value of the assets you hold dear, you may want to read the following article on a millionaire with no dependents. Not only does this particular millionaire have no dependents, he left behind no Will in the wake of his death.
No doubt there will be thousands of “relatives” from around the globe, clamoring for his fortune.
Where will his assets go? Read on to find out: The Millionaire with no Will.
Remember the Rich Kids of Instagram controversy? Just as the name implies, the children of the rich and famous ruffled a few feathers a few years back when they posted photos of their lavish lifestyle all over the social media site.
English musician, Sting, however, is ensuring that his kids develop a healthy work ethic. He opened up in a candid interview about his plans for his children in the article below:
Following along in Sting’s footsteps is the late Philip Seymour Hoffman; read about what was left in his Will for his children in the following article: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Estate.
Do you remember when your parents sat you down to have “the talk”? At that time, it was the last thing you wanted to hear and likely included some anxious moments and uncomfortable feelings. Well, it could be time to think about another “talk” but, not with your kids – with your parents.
Investing regularly is important. If you’re going to achieve your retirement and other financial goals, you should consistently contribute to your RRSPs, TFSAs and non-registered investments. “Paying yourself first” through monthly contributions is an excellent strategy to build an investment portfolio.