Wealth Blog

This is the place for news and commentary about the accumulation and preservation of wealth and the lives of the rich. This blog investigates all aspects of saving, investing and spending money, as well as preparing a legacy, whether that be estate-planning for heirs or developing a philanthropic strategy. See the latest Wealth Blog posts below.
Monday, September 26, 2016 5:13 pm
By Sarah Berger · Bankrate.com

Many know him as a golf legend. Others know him for the sweet and refreshing summer beverage. But Arnold Palmer was a business mogul also.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:04 pm
By Jill Cornfield · Bankrate.com

Kate Middleton’s sister just got a huge ring from her hedge fund manager beau — who can afford it.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:45 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Charitable donations hit a record high for the second consecutive year, with an estimated $373 billion last year.

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Friday, June 10, 2016 5:48 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth survey of 684 high net-worth individuals shows the wealthy aren’t as risky as they are portrayed in movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 5:46 pm
By Jill Cornfield · Bankrate.com

With the news about the untimely death of Prince, who left no will but is survived by a sister and 5 half-siblings, you’re probably wondering what might happen if you died without a will. The answer depends on whether you are Marcia Brady (of “The Brady Bunch”) or Claire Dunphy (of “Modern Family”). And it

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:11 pm
By Jill Cornfield · Bankrate.com

Even if you’re heartbroken over Prince’s death, take a minute to reflect on the extra cost to his family. According to his sister, Prince died without a will.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

One city in Texas saw the fastest-growing sales in $1 million-plus homes.

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Monday, April 11, 2016 4:29 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

A majority of millennials say the quality of their work life is more important than financial benefits when it comes to evaluating a job offer.

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Monday, April 11, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A new index reveals where the most generous donors live and how much of their fortune they plan to leave to charity.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Guess who had the most confidence in the market and the economy last year: Democrats or Republicans?

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