Enterprising Rural Families
An Online Newsletter April, 2013 Volume IX,Issue 4
This newsletter is an instrument of the
Enterprising Rural Families: Making It Work
program of Univer-sity of Wyoming Extension. Forfurther information concerning theEnterprising Rural Families pro-gram or on-line course contact
/ .TIP OF THE MONTH:
Generational differences can causeconflict in the workplace.
Veterans or Traditionalists:
born early1900’s to end of World War II; want tobuild a legacy; expected to build a ca-reer with one employer or in a singlefield; want to make lasting contribution;want support and approval of employerin transitioning to retirement; strong,silent types that rarely give praise, butmean it when they do.
born 1946-1964; grewup in sixties and felt compelled tochange society; question where they’vebeen and where they’re going; mosthang on to idea of a stellar career; haverealized there just isn’t enough time foreverything and want help attaining bal-ance; forced traditionalist bosses toopen up and provide more feedback.
born 1965-1980; want aportable career, not strongly loyal to aparticular employer; constantly review-ing and revising career plans; now havesmall children and demand time tospend with families and life issues; wantinstantaneous feedback on the job.
born 1981-1999; just enter-ing workforce; grew up multi-taskingand interested in parallel careers; over-programmed with concept of balancedrummed in by Boomer parents; un-known what they expect of workplacefeedback.
WHO GETS MY PERSONAL STUFF? (Part 2)
Transferring Personal Property
By Bill Taylor, University of Wyoming, Northeast AreaCommunity Development Extension Educator
We all have personal items that are important or preciousto us or to those that are associated with us. In estate plan-ning, personal items are often ignored, yet they may causesome of the most significant emotions and conflicts. We ex-amined some of these issues and how to deal with them inPart 1. Let us now go on to the completion of the process.
Once the family has reached some degree of consensus or agreement ontheir values and goals in disbursing personal items, it is time to takeinventory of the items that need to be distributed. This is not a simpletask if a distribution plan is being considered for an entire household. As indicated previously, the owner of the property may feel like theydon’t have much to give away. “What?! These old things?” However,when it comes to listing everything that may be of interest to potentialrecipients, don’t overlook the many small and personal items that mayhold memories or significance to them. In fact, just as when discussingthe family goals and values, it is best for the owners and potential re-cipients to go through the items together to develop the list. If there aretoo many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews to include, then considerincluding all the children at least, or another representative of eachhousehold or branch of the family.Make several copies of a personal property inventory form or start oneon a pad. Start in one location, such as one end of the house, the upperbedroom, the basement, etc. and work to the far end of the house. Besure to list the owner’s name, the location (house, storage shed, garage,etc.) and the date. List the room where each item is found and a de-scription. Leave the last two columns titled “Requested By” and“Agreed Receiver” until later. At this point you are just developing ascomplete a list as possible. After listing all the items in the house, apartment, or other living quar-ters, move on to other facilities such as storage sheds, garage, barn,rental storage, etc. and continue your list until it is complete.