Dear Amy: I’m almost 30. My grandparents are in their 80s and healthy.
They have told me that they will be leaving me money in their will and, although I’m not sure the amount, they seem to be quite prosperous.
I am considering asking them for my inheritance ahead of their passing. My experience during the pandemic has given me a very strong desire to travel for several months.
I think my grandparents might feel gratified witnessing me enjoying their legacy, but I don’t know how to ask them.
– Grateful Grandchild
Dear Grandchild: There are many factors here which you don’t include. These would be: your grandparents’ health, future housing and medical needs, and their willingness to be manipulated by an adventure-seeking grandchild.
Some of this depends on the culture of your family, and of how these elders have lived their own lives.