While money issues may appear to be the cause of sibling angst, they are usually about far more than that, experts say. Money is often how we keep a tally of love, approval and fairness.
“The sibling relationship is the longest-running one in our lives,” James Grubman, founder of FamilyWealth Consulting said. “So you have to remain focused on the fact that repairing and preserving the sibling relationship is an interest that is part of the communication.”
Thomas Gallagher, 72, is a multimillionaire, but he is still nervous about money. “I have more money than I had ever imagined, but I still worry — do I have enough, if I live longer than I thought?” When Thomas Gallagher was 17, he worked as a clerk on the floor of the New York […]
STEPHANIE Cordes, a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, has a present from her father, Ron, that she treasures. It’s a handmade pink scrapbook, titled, “5 Life Lessons From Dad.” Inside are whimsical photos of her with friends and family alongside typed pages containing his simple guidance. The chapters are: “Seek your passion.” […]
Rich Americans Snap Up Irish Castles for Love and Discounts First-time visitors to Humewood Castle in Kiltegan, County Wicklow, can’t help it. They simply say, “Wow.”It’s that big, that stunning — that, well, fairy tale. It’s vast and turreted, and the view toward the mountains looks like a Hollywood backdrop. Humewood, an Irish estate on […]