Nurturing Family Culture #2 – Identification and Clarification

In our first post we defined the importance of nurturing your family culture and underscored that paying attention to human connection has a longer, more sustainable impact on families than focusing solely on passing down financial resources to the next … Continued

Family Culture – Nurture It To Sustain Your Legacy

Family connection, not money, has the greatest influence on multi-generational family continuity. But when many think about legacy, it’s often in the context of multi-generational financial wealth.  Money, though, masks what people are really interested in passing to future generations … Continued

Know (and Nurture) Your Family Culture

Whether you can easily define it or not, your family has a culture. That family culture can be a source of inspiration, motivation, and resilience. It can also provide clues for how to resolve challenges within your family or prioritize … Continued

Putting the Giving in Thanksgiving

This might hurt my mother’s feeling, but I can live without the creamed onions and the sweet potatoes covered with melted marshmallows.  Despite their stubborn presence at our annual gathering, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s all about the things … Continued

Sell Off The Family Farm? Not So Fast!

Sharing real estate with multiple family members and between generations can be tricky.  It’s why most professional advisers recommend selling it off rather than trying to keep shared land in the family. Selling may be the right decision, but for … Continued

Cultivating Generosity – Inspiring The Next Generation

Opus partner, Jamie Forbes, recently participated in “Th!nk Forum” series hosted by Ballentine Partners at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston.  The discussion centered around teaching philanthropy to the next generation.  As is often the case, these stories begin with personal discoveries that … Continued