When it comes to wealth transfer, most Americans have been and continue to be woefully unprepared, according to new research by RBC Wealth Management conducted in collaboration with Scorpio Partnership.

Less than one-third (30 percent) said they have a full wealth transfer plan in place and 30 percent of Americans surveyed said they've done nothing to ready for the transfer of their estate to their heirs.

Many of these same individuals report receiving no specific preparation themselves when they inherited their wealth. In fact, only 37 percent of American inheritors had conversations with their benefactors about their inheritance before receiving the assets.

“It's a trend that appears to repeat itself generation after generation," said Tom Sagissor, president of RBC Wealth Management-U.S.

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