What Issues Should I Consider If I Experience A Sudden Wealth Event?
You can experience a variety of wealth events that lead to a financial windfall, including the sale of a business or real estate, an inheritance, lottery winnings, or a legal settlement. An increase in wealth, especially when unexpected, large, and/or sudden, requires thoughtful planning. This is a critical time to make the right choices!
This checklist helps guide you when experiencing a sudden wealth event, and covers:
- The nature, timing, and terms of the wealth event
- Cash flow impact
- Liquidity considerations
- Tax planning matters
- Long-term planning opportunities
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