How to Beat the Midas Curse, by Marilyn Gardner from the The Christian Science Monitor. How well money is transfered to heirs is the topic of estate planning. But how well is the money received? And what discipline coaches and mentors heirs? Maybe that is called financial parenting, but increasingly it is a subject important to advisors in the emerging discipline of values-based planning. Often philanthropy plays a key role in teaching children how to handle money responsibly as active citizens.