When our parents died, a lot of things were sold and one thing that wasn't was somne shares. Obviously, they had taken a bit of a beating on value, but seem to have been creeping upwards in value.
They are all pretty good, solid companies.
One brother now wants to sell up, and a couple of the others have decided that this is a good idea too (to fund various expenses, purchases and projects).
I am unsure. I hate the idea of them being sold at a low price (our parents worked bloody hard for everything they built up) and although we are tight for cash (getting by) and this would pay the mortgage for a year, I really am unsure what to do.
Sell and invest/pay of mortgage (or offset it) open a pension (don't currently have one).
So its a nicer decsion than where to bury your parents (they've been gone a while now, so their 'estate' no longer have that heartwrenching feeling attached to them) but I am useless at making decions.
DH says that family is most important (we are all each other have really) and if they were all keen, then don't rock the boat for a few pounds.