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This may seem silly to ask, but what would happen to my drip shares should I meet an untimely death. (as if any death is "timely.")

Do the shares get transferred to one or more beneficiaries who can continue to contribute? (I've not designated one.)
Are the shares sold and proceeds distributed to my heirs?

Is there any particular good/bad way to deal with this subject?


Charles Schultz had a very timely death, but that is the only example I know of a timely death besides OB's example of the chairman of Bre-X.

What happens to your possessions after death is up to the laws of yuor state and depends on any will, or estate plan you have or will have. Chances are if there is no will or estate plan, the stock will be sold and the proceeds will go toward paying the court for the time and trouble they go through to settle your estate. If there is anything left they will determine who gets the balance.

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