The HeirShares Podcast

The HeirShares Podcast

Join legal expert Mavis Gragg and mathematician Otis Jennings for a 5-minute podcast about managing family-owned land. Each week, the co-founders of Heirshares will cover a range of topics from best practices to celebrity estate issues and why algorithms can reveal the real owners of your property.Mavis and Otis also interview experts in genealogy, land trusts, and other related fields.

Episodes

June 10, 2023 6 mins

The tea on Aretha Franklin's estate, the consequences of not having an estate plan, and what we can learn from it.

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In this episode, we use the booming tech city, Austin, Texas, to explain why gentrification is one of the most dangerous risks to heirs' property owners. It's so awful that we had to make it a two-part series.

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In this episode, we use the booming tech city, Austin, Texas, to explain why gentrification is one of the most dangerous risks to heirs' property owners. It's so awful that we had to make it a two-part series.

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Nicknames can be funny, useful, or just plain confusing. When building a family tree, it can be all of the above.  Make sure you listen to the end to hear about the name challenge!

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The risks DIY estate planning and wills have on family wealth management decisions—they're not "one size fits all."

"Succession planning for heirs property should be geared towards multiple generations of ownership, and simply doing a will online or drafting your own deed or drafting your own will is not." - Mavis Gragg, Co-founder of HeirShares

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Listen to our one-year anniversary episode with co-founder Otis Jennings and our tech partner, Rakia Finley, founder and CEO of the black woman-owned tech companies Fin Digital and Copper and Vine Studios. 

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Heirshares is a recipient of the Copper and Vine Recode grant. The service grant provides $50,000 #codethechangecredits towards innovation projects that support the fight for true equality withi...

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May 29, 2021 7 mins

Once you’ve inherited land, there are a number of things to consider. What do you want to use it for? How much experience do you have with managing a property? Do you want to use the land to make money? 

Co-founder Mavis Gragg shares 14 creative ways to use your land.

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When local governments monopolize property taxes, partition actions, and special assessments, predatory practices can lead to landowners losing ownership of the land they've held for generations. Co-founder Mavis Gragg explains how. 

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What the heck is an algorithm, and why is it our underlying magic? We'll explain it simply and clearly.

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March 10, 2021 10 mins

Listen to our founders Mavis Gragg and Otis Jennings talk about their journey to create Heirshares, which will help families protect their land (and save time & money in the process). 

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Prince's estate was valued at $200 million by the IRS. That's twice as much as the valuation submitted by Comerica Bank & Trust. What does that mean for his unreleased music?

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What do you think Larry King and Lamar Odom's biggest estate planning mistake was? What can happen to your estate when you die during or just after a rocky relationship?

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