Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? provides research-informed practical strategies to protect your family relationships when passing on personal possessions.
Few families escape making decisions about passing on personal possessions. Paring down and deciding if and how to transfer personal possessions is inevitable when a family member downsizes, declutters, moves or dies. While it may seem simple, decisions about personal property can be challenging and lead to serious family conflicts.
No matter who you are— older parent, spouse, adult child, educator, legal professional or social services practitioner — Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? offers a range of free and for sale research-informed resources to help address common inheritance decision making challenges.
This workbook walks you through the entire process, from understanding the issues, identifying objects to transfer, reviewing distribution options and managing conflicts. Buy this item through the online shopping cart. The online ordering process only accepts credit cards. Buy more copies and save.
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This 38-minute video is filled with practical suggestions, proven strategies, and real-life stories to help family members understand and address common decision making obstacles when passing on personal possessions.
You can watch the complete video, jump directly to the sections that interest you, and review again as needed anytime at your own pace. We encourage you to share the video link with other family members.
Are You Prepared quizzes (for owners, receivers, executors) — Assess how prepared you are and learn what to do next.
Crafting Solutions to Conflict with Marlene Stum— This 30 minute conversation focuses on issues of passing on personal possessions. Family members and practitioners working with families may learn helpful tips (Episode 148)
Perhaps the best way to learn about how we are all affected by the issue of personal property inheritance is to understand the experiences of real families.
Do you have a group of people in Minnesota who would benefit from knowing more about passing on personal possessions? If so, the Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? workshop is for you.
Descriptive program flyer (pdf)
Two page flyer you can use to learn about Who Get's Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate.
Be a program facilitator
Professionals can gain the skills and resources to offer Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate workshops to others.
Workshop facilitator's toolkit
This toolkit will help you facilitate workshops on inheritance planning using Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?
Whether you’ve taught this for years, or are new to the program, this webinar offers updates on best practices and the range of available educational resources. This timely program is celebrating 28 years of delivery with continued relevance and demand nationwide.
View best practices webinar.
Webinar participants will gain awareness and understanding of:
Why families and inheritance matter as an issue.
Brief history of WGGYPP and research base.
Overview of current educational tools and resources.
What works, target audiences, protecting program quality and integrity
Presented by professor and Extension specialist Marlene Stum. She is the lead researcher and educator of Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate program. While Marlene is retiring June, 2022, the program will continue on.
Reviewed in 2022