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Published: Apr 12, 2023 4 min read
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More everyday Americans are thinking about building generational wealth, not just the rich, according to new data showing that over half of U.S. households now are making inheritance plans.

A survey of nearly 6,000 U.S. households from research and benchmarking firm Hearts & Wallets found that the number of folks who have received, expect to receive or plan to leave an inheritance has increased significantly in recent years. The findings line come amid projections that today’s older generations will pass down more than $80 trillion over the next two decades.

What the survey says