Judy Martel is a freelance financial writer and author of the book, "Dilemmas of Family Wealth: Insights on Succession, Cohesion and Legacy," published by Wiley.
She was formerly a senior editor at Bankrate.com and, in addition to writing and blogging about wealth, philanthropy, mortgages and investments for Bankrate.com, she has also written articles that have appeared in publications such as Town & Country, Worth and Forbes.
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