Money Manners

May 3, 2014 1:00 PM

Teach grab-it-all niece the meaning of ‘bequest’

DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: We’ve been planning to divide our share of the money we’ll receive from Mom’s estate among her seven grandchildren. Now, though, we’re thinking of withholding our gift to our niece until she gives us the stoneware. Is this reasonable? We don’t want to be small, but we don’t know what else to do.

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