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Podcast Ep. #9 How to Have the talk with Aging Relatives: Essential Money Conversations

Podcast Ep. #9 How to Have the talk with Aging Relatives: Essential Money Conversations

March 19, 2024

In today's episode of the Live Greater view, our fantastic guest Cameron Huddleston, author of "Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk," opens the door to essential money conversations with family. Get ready for an eye-opening discussion on navigating critical money talks with aging relatives.

In this episode, we explore Cameron's journey and the inspiration behind her book, sharing personal experiences managing her mom's finances while navigating an Alzheimer's diagnosis. Discover the essential money conversations you need to have with your family, and gain valuable insights from an expert in personal finance journalism.

Key Points:

  • Cameron's background and the motivation behind writing "Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk."
  • The importance of early financial conversations with aging parents.
  • Overcoming reluctance: Strategies for starting the money talk.
  • Detailed insights on estate planning, wills, power of attorney, and health care proxies.
  • Practical advice on approaching sensitive subjects like scams and end-of-life decisions.
  • Strategies for engaging siblings and maintaining family harmony during these discussions.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to navigate complex family conversations with grace and practicality. Gain valuable tips, expert advice, and real-life stories that empower you to initiate these crucial discussions with your loved ones.