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Cameron Huddleston is the author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finances.
She also is an award-winning journalist with more than 18 years of experience writing about personal finance. Her work has appeared in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Chicago Tribune, Fortune, MSN, Yahoo, USA Today and many more print and online publications.
In this episode, Cameron gives us practical, helpful strategies for talking to our aging parents about their finances, health directives, and long-term care plans. She covers the common fears around starting these conversations, tips for making it less awkward, and what to do if your parents don't want to share this kind of information with you.
She also tells us the specific types of information we need to get from our parents to assist in their financial care and planning, sharing it all from a place of compassion and the personal experience of having gone through this herself.
I found Cameron's stories (and her book!) to be super empowering, and I'm making a commitment to have these conversations with my own parents in 2020 for sure.
I hope this episode is just as helpful for you!