Money matters are complex. Investment options, taxes, interest rates, and financial transactions in general can be overwhelming for people who are not in the financial industry. Fewer than half the people in this country understand the math necessary to handle their own finances, even at a minimal level (including reconciliation of a checkbook). Compound the bewildering technical aspects of money with fear: nearly everyone reading this has been 'ripped off' monetarily at some point in their lives. Eventually, most of us understand that we should be very careful about trusting anyone else, even family members, with our money.
Even with …Read More