Berkshire Money Management Team Completes Institute for Preparing Heirs Program

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DALTON, Mass. — Berkshire Money Management advisors Scott Little, Peter Coughlin, Lauren Russo, and Nate Tomkiewicz all recently completed an exclusive program offered by the Institute for Preparing Heirs on the topic of "The Great Wealth Transfer: Preparing HNW Families to Prosper & Thrive Across Generations."
 
"One of the single biggest challenges facing successful families today is ensuring that the inheriting generation—the children and grandchildren—maintain control of the family assets and unity after wealth transfer," Russo said.
 
The Institute for Preparing Heirs program addresses the changing needs and expectations of successful families and addresses how family dynamics play a far greater role in successful wealth transfer than previously understood; The important role of women as the family's financial leader, the practical tools families can use to prepare beneficiaries for the opportunities and responsibilities of wealth, as well as the benefits of family meetings.
 
"Comprehensive wealth planning encompasses more than excellent investment, tax and estate planning; it's also important to ensure that your beneficiaries are prepared to receive and manage family assets in a manner to foster their development and lifetime goals," said Coughlin.
 
According to a press release, Little, Coughlin, Russo and Tomkiewicz all understand the importance of being well-versed in how a family successfully navigates through generational wealth transfer (including assets over time or estate transitions), especially against the backdrop of an ongoing and devastating pandemic. Their endeavors are indicative of BMM's commitment to continuing professional development and education so that we may continuously better serve our clients and community.
 
If you would like to contribute information on this article, contact us at info@iberkshires.com.

Second Chance Composting Comes to Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Second Chance Composting has recently brought their Residential Community Composting Program to Pittsfield.  
 
Memberships are open and ongoing for the 9 South Atlantic Avenue drop off location.  The program runs continuously all year, through all 4 seasons.
 
Memberships start at $9.99 per month, offering unlimited drop off of household food scraps to the location each month.  Members save their food scraps at home, and at their convenience, bring them to 9 South Atlantic Avenue and drop their material into the tote.  Members can come as little or as often as needed each month.  Any and all food and food scraps are accepted, including meat, fish, dairy, bones, and shells.  There are also other membership pricing options available for those who wish to receive finished compost back.
 
In addition to the new Pittsfield location, Second Chance Composting currently has drop off locations in North Adams, Williamstown, and Adams, which have continuous and ongoing membership signups.
 
Second Chance Composting picks up the material every week and it is brought to their MassDEP certified facility in Cheshire to process the food scraps into compost, which is then distributed back to the community to grow more food, flowers, plants, and trees.
 
Those interested in learning more or signing up for a membership can do so by visiting www.secondchancecomposting.com
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