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  1. Victor Rommely and his siblings, fourth-generation members of a successful family, are the beneficiaries of an irrevocable trust established in 1920 by their great-grandfather. The trust instrument...
  2. Jeff Foster, 32, is the sole owner of a chain of motorcycle stores and was recently approached by a publicly traded conglomerate. He has invested almost $8 million in the company, a C corporation,...
  3. The majority of Ed Meyer’s $350 million net worth comprises commercial real estate ($195 million). The Meyers’ remaining net worth comprises stock in the family’s Meyer Oil Co. ($91 million), cash...
  4. Certain junctures in life call for a shift in focus from accumulating wealth to retaining it for the sake of current and future generations. For insight on some of the strategies to retain the value...
  5. The art of building a fortune lies not so much in making it as in keeping it. This maxim was doubtless embossed in 22-karat letters on the Moroccan-leather heart of Hamilton McKown Twombly, a very...
  6. Every golfer worth a darn uses clubs personally fitted for size, shape, and swing angle. Now the customization trend has finally arrived in footwear. We are not talking about shoes made from the...
  7. Collectors of Montblanc (800.995.4810) limited edition Patron of the Arts 4810 fountain pens have a chance to acquire the ones that got away. Each year since 1992, Montblanc’s Patron of the Arts...
  8. Real estate developers used to believe that the mere presence of the royal and ancient game of golf was glue enough to bind the members of a group into a community—and, assuming the course was first-...
  9. For generations, the Carpathian Basin of central Europe has been famous among armchair adventurers as the lair of werewolves and vampires. But wine historians revere the region for the mysterious,...
  10. Baths usually are not newsworthy events, but the announcement last fall that Michelangelo’s David would have its first in 130 years made headlines worldwide. The privately funded cleaning project...

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