Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk (Hardcover)

How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents about Their Finances

By Cameron Huddleston

Wiley, 9781119538363, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2019

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Description

Learn to start open, productive talks about money with your parents as they age

As your parents age, you may find that you want or need to broach the often-difficult subject of finances. In Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances, you'll learn the best ways to approach this issue, along with a wealth of financial and legal information that will help you help your parents into and through their golden years.

Sometimes parents are reluctant to address money matters with their adult children, and topics such as long-term care, retirement savings (or lack thereof), and end-of-life planning can be particularly touchy. In this book, you'll hear from others in your position who have successfully had "the talk" with their parents, and you'll read about a variety of conversation strategies that can make talking finances more comfortable and more productive.

  • Learn conversation starters and strategies to open the lines of communication about your parents' finances
  • Discover the essential financial and legal information you should gather from your parents to be prepared for the future
  • Gain insight from others' stories of successfully talking money with aging parents
  • Gather the courage, hope, and motivation you need to broach difficult subjects such as care facilities and end-of-life plans

For children of Baby Boomers and others looking to assist aging parents with their finances, Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk is a welcome and comforting read. Although talking money with your parents can be hard, you aren't alone, and this book will guide you through the process of having fruitful financial conversations that lead to meaningful action.



About the Author

CAMERON HUDDLESTON is an award-winning journalist with more than 17 years of experience writing about personal finance. Her work has appeared in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Business Insider, Chicago Tribune, Fortune, Huffington Post, Money, MSN, USA Today, and many more print and online publications. She is currently the Life + Money columnist for GOBankingRates.