A young acquaintance of a friend, recently revealed she would not be voting for Obama because she would lose over one million dollars from her inheritance if he went through with his proposed increase to the estate tax. Needless to say we were both shocked. Apparently, my friend and I are the last two people in the Western Hemisphere to not have trust funds. :tongue: Heck, unless I miss my guess I will be lucky if my parents leave enough money for their burial. The thought of there being anything extra for me to 'play' with has never been part of my reality. I'm curious about how the rest of you live. Are you a 'Trust Fund Baby?' How did your family make their money? Do you work in the family business? Do you work? Do you fear running out of money? Is your vote in the upcoming election based mainly on the candidates stance on the estate/inheritance tax? Estate Tax Barack Obama - Make permanent estate tax with $3.5 million exemption and 45 percent rate. John McCain - Make permanent estate tax with $5 million exemption and 15 percent rate.