Monday, 19 November 2012

Stewardship... when you least expect it

A charity collection bag came through my door.

Brilliant timing I thought. I had several bags of clothes I'd sorted through and they were lurking in the spare room.

The bag, I discovered when I peeled it open, was from The British Heart Foundation. Now, I have no feelings either way for this charity. I had heard of them and believed them to be a worthy cause, so I was happy to fill the bag and leave it out on Monday morning, when they would collect it and save me a journey.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Top Tips on the Administration of Legacies

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog on legacies and I promised to share some of my Top Tips for cutting legal costs and some challenges you might encounter during the administration of legacies.

As the administraion of the estate progresses, you can ask for updates but be mindful of costs. The more you contact the solicitor, the greater the legal fees and this will reduce the value of the residue meaning for the charity.