Cameron Huddleston

I am an author, speaker and award-winning journalist with 20 years of experience writing about personal finance. My work has appeared in Forbes, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Chicago Tribune, MSN, Yahoo and many more print and online publications.

I also am a mom of three awesome kids and was a caregiver for my own mom, who had Alzheimer’s disease. That made me part of the sandwich generation. It was a stressful situation I wouldn’t wish on anybody, but it gave me great insight into how financially devastating Alzheimer’s and dementia can be. And it made me realize how important it is for adult children to be having conversations with their parents about their finances before a health issue or other emergency leaves their parents unable to manage their finances on their own. That’s why I wrote Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finances. In the book, I offer encouragement and guidance to people who want have an open dialogue with their parents about their finances but don’t know where to start, what to ask, or how to get Mom and Dad to feel comfortable discussing a topic they might consider off-limits.

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"An excellent step-by-step guide to navigate what can be time-consuming, uncomfortable conversations."

- Michelle Singletary, The Washington Post

Resources for Talking With Your Parents

Readers of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk can find the resources I mention in the book here. Get the In Case of Emergency Organizer and Scam Red Flags downloads to share with your parents by clicking the link below.


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