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Wealth of Wisdom

The Top 50 Questions Wealthy Families Ask

TOM McCULLOUGH | KEITH WHITAKER

Wealth of Wisdom offers essential guidance and tools to help high net worth families successfully manage significant wealth.

By compiling the 50 most common questions wealthy families ask, this book provides a compendium of knowledge from experts around the globe and across disciplines.

The deep insights and thoughtful answers in the book will help you make more informed decisions about your financial legacy. The advice and practical tools will help you get organized, develop a strategy and take real control of your family's wealth. And the many examples, stories and case studies will show you how other families have handled the very dilemmas you may be facing today.

Managing significant family wealth is a complex affair, and successfully navigating the route involves making critical decisions. This book equips you to take positive action, be proactive and make the tough decisions to protect and grow your family's wealth.

  • Ensure your family’s financial success and legacy
  • Access insights and examples from leading experts
  • Adopt the most useful tools and strategies for wealth and family management
  • Learn how other families have successfully navigated common dilemmas

When your family's wealth is at stake, knowledge and sound advice is critical. Drawn from interactions with hundreds of wealthy individuals and their advisors, Wealth of Wisdom provides a definitive resource of practical solutions to the important questions of family and wealth from the best minds in the world.

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EPISODE 19: Jennifer East – How Can You Improve Family Communication?

There are few topics more important and more challenging than family communication. Jennifer East is an advisor to business families and brings unique perspective to the topic. In this conversation with Tom McCullough, Jennifer talks about her own experience growing up in an entrepreneurial family and what she has seen in the many families she has worked with. She offers practical, concrete steps for improving family communication, which come down to good planning, structure, and the courage to take action.

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EPISODE 18: Suniya Luthar and Nina Kumar – How Can You Help Children Thrive in a World Focused on Success?

What greater asset can there be than our children? Yet the desire for “enrichment” can often lead to children feeling pressured by the expectation for achievement. Psychologist Suniya Luthar and her daughter Nina Kumar have studied, written on, and lived the complexities of this experience. In this podcast with Keith Whitaker, they share what parents should look for and practices that they can use to help young children and teenagers navigate the complexity of school, sports, friends, and wealth.

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EPISODE 17: Kirby Rosplock – Should You Choose a Single-Family Office or a Multi-Family Office?

Some families have determined that they could benefit from the integrated objective approach offered by a family office, which then leads to another set of questions such as “Should you choose a single‐ family office or a multi‐ family office?” In this interview with Tom McCullough, family office expert Kirby Rosplock walks us through a thoughtful, reasoned, and personally relevant way to make this decision. She also offers some handy evaluation tools to understand the choices.

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About the Authors

Tom McCullough

Tom McCullough is Chairman and CEO of Northwood Family Office, a leading global multifamily office based in Toronto. He has spent over 35 years in the wealth management/family office field, initially in senior executive roles with RBC Wealth Management. Tom co-founded Northwood Family Office in 2003 and it has become one of the leaders in its field.

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Keith Whitaker

Keith Whitaker is President of Wise Counsel Research. He has consulted for many years with leaders of enterprising families, helping them plan succession, develop next generation talent, and communicate around estate planning. With a background in education and philanthropy, he enables family leaders to better understand their values and goals as well as to have a positive impact on the world around them.

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