The Financial Answer

Financial planning guidance from West Tennessee’s Nathan O’ Bryant.

Inheritance 101: Everything You Need to Know

Posted on February 20th, 2020

Whether you’re trying to build an estate plan or deciding how to invest an inheritance, there are some things you need to be aware of. Let’s look at inheritances from both sides and identify the common mistakes being made, how the SECURE Act changes planning, and Nathan’s own experience with inheritances.


Show notes and additional resources 


Today's rundown: 

1:26 – Fun fact for the show: 90% of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart.

2:51 – Today we’re talking Inheritance 101 and how the SECURE Act impacts that.

3:15 – What do people need to know about tax implications of inheritances?

5:01 – What are the major changes in the near future for people inheriting money?

6:16 – With the elimination of the Strech IRA, that really targets the children.

7:04 – Nathan had his own inheritance that was grandfathered in.

8:17 – Roth conversions might be great for some and not for others.

8:48 – What are some common mistakes Nathan sees people make with their estate?

9:51 – Leaving land and farms is a very common thing here and it can cause problems with children.  

11:25 – You need to be having conversations with the family and make plans ahead of time.

12:16 – What are some common mistakes for people on the receiving end of the inheritance?

13:17 – Nathan shares a client story about someone that received a $250K inheritance at 27 and it was gone within the year.

15:22 – If you receive an inheritance, what are the first steps you should take?

17:51 – Email question: My son graduated from college and his grandfather gave him $10,000 for a gift but it can only be used for investing. My son has asked me what he should do with it but I don’t know what to tell him. Thoughts?