Inheritance is not mandatory but nice to do if you can and if they deserve it. My Grandparents have too many kids that cannot get along at all, I advised them to spend every dime they have and that none of us need anything from them but their love. Due to family fun, when my mother dies I know I will not see a dime though by her intentions I am supposed too, I'm fine with that too.
My goal is to leave this earth with $0 owed and $0 in the bank. My parents took ill within a year of each other and were forced into nursing home care for the last years of their lives. After working their entire lives to put a decent nest-egg together, literally every nickel went to the state. Luckily, they had a long and happy retirement before taking ill. I resolved myself to making my final years as enjoyable as possible, as you never know what tomorrow will bring.
I am successful enough where I never wished for an inheritance and hopefully, my kids will feel the same way. They had better!!! ;-)
Paul & Sandra
New Bedford, MA
2014 Heartland Cyclone 4100 King