How Does Tzedakah Given L’Ilui Nishmas Work?

Discussion of how a child’s conduct can bring reward to a parent after the parent’s passing.  Chinuch viewed as an investment that gives dividends for years to come.  Discussion of giving tzedakah l’ilui nishmas a person unrelated to the giver, and who didn’t influence the giver.

Insights into Yizkor, encompassing tefillah and tzedakah for the deceased. 

The limits on a child’s ability to improve a deceased parent’s situation in olom haba.

Citations: This shiur references Sefer Chasidim # 1171 and #170.