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Reflections of a NextGen’er

After delivering the morning keynote at Invesco’s Investment Symposium today, my O’hare-bound Uber drove past the Intercontinental Hotel, which flashed a memory from my past. Twenty years ago, I attended a family foundation conference at that hotel. I laughed to myself, thinking the name tag I wore that week should have read “Help me. I’m

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Launching 20-Somethings into the “Real World”

Launching 20-Somethings into the “Real World”

Legacy Capitals has been serving financially successful families for many years by helping them to work through topic such as family governance, family values, family philanthropy, family dynamics, and family business, and preparing the rising generation for the opportunities and responsibilities that come with wealth. All too often, families and the advisors who serve them,

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3 Tips for Successful Family Retreats

3 Tips for Successful Family Retreats

Whether we at Legacy Capitals are facilitating a multigenerational family retreat with one of our family-clients, or training Advisors to facilitate family meetings themselves, it is important that the stage is set properly to ensure the family has a productive and meaningful experience. To this end, a few important steps are involved in properly setting

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5 Tips for Engaging in Family Philanthropy

5 Tips for Engaging in Family Philanthropy

In an article published by Legacy Capitals titled, Engaging Families in Philanthropy 3.0, we write: When people think of philanthropy, they typically envision affluent people writing large checks to nonprofit organizations, but the true scope of philanthropy has far greater impact and complexity. Etymologically, the word philanthropy refers to the love of humanity or promoting

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Chocolate Ice Cream & Family Meetings

Chocolate Ice Cream & Family Meetings

In the recent past I had the opportunity to attend multi-generational family meetings with financially successful families. Prior to ever attending a family meeting, I had discussed with the Legacy Capitals team what happens at the meetings; however, experiencing it for myself was eye-opening. To draw a parallel, it was like listening to someone talk

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Can Money (Alone) Buy You A Legacy?

Can Money (Alone) Buy You A Legacy?

Can Wealth Buy You Happiness? Or ensure that values pass to the next generation? According to Legacy Capitals, the answer is not necessarily. Wealth, though a unique privilege and a blessing for many, is only the beginning. Legacy CEO Richard Orlando’s mantra “Money serving families not people serving money.” It is the larger family questions and answers

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