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Are You Prepared to Transfer the Yellow Pie Plate?

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Quiz for Property Owners

Marlene S. Stum, Extension Specialist and Professor — Family Social Science

Reviewed February 2012 by the author.

As a property owner, are you prepared to pass on your personal property as part of the inheritance process? Here's a quiz to help you think about the challenges you and your family may be facing.

Which of the following statements apply to you?


I need to learn what belongings are important to others and why.

I'm not sure how to make fair decisions about belongings.

I need more information about different strategies for passing on belongings.

I have given this some thought, but have no specific plans in writing.

I have a will but it contains no specific instructions about my personal belongings — just a general statement such as "Divide my personal possessions equally among my children."

I have important keepsakes or family heirlooms but have not written down their history or significance.

I have a plan for passing on my personal belongings, but I worry that my wishes will not be carried out.

I want to get my affairs in order because I have a serious illness or health condition.

I need to prepare for a move to a smaller home, apartment, nursing home, or assisted living facility.

I expect disagreements about who should get what.

I've found it hard to start conversations with my family about inheritance and death.

Understanding Your Results

These concerns and challenges are very common in families of all kinds. If you've checked any of the statements above, you're not alone. You can benefit from learning more about passing on personal possessions. See the Resources for Families or take another quiz.

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