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Question for people who had/have a trust fund or inherited money

We're in our early 40s and have a 5-yr-old son. We have come at a stage in our life that we are financially comfortable and we could live off some rental income and savings. However, if we live another 20-30 and maybe even 40 years, most of the money will be gone and our son would only inherit some real estate (if any's left ..). Neither my partner nor I have inherited anything and we would like to make our son's life as comfortable as possible, without him turning into a lazy bum and dropout. We're not sure whether to stop working or to continue to ensure financial stability for our son. By doing that, we could probably ensure that he has an additional $4000 a month from a trust fund throughout his life. My question is to those who have a trust fund or inherited some money as a young adult : how did that money influence your life? Did you become lazy? Did it encourage you to go into a field that you were passionate about but couldn't have done it without the extra income? Would you have preferred it to have accomplished something without the financial support? TIA.


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