‘Having The Talk’ Provides Game Plan for Required Discussion Between Adult Children and Parents

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I’m proud to announce that my new book, ‘Having The Talk: The Four Keys to Your Parents’ Safe Retirement‘ has just been released and is now available on Amazon and at local bookstores everywhere.  It will soon be available as well in your local Barnes & Noble. This book grew out of a conversation that [Read More…]

Happy Holidays! Now Go and Have ‘The Talk’!


Have you had “the talk” yet? No, this is not the one in which the parents talk to their kids about sex and hope that they actually still know more than their kids on the topic. This “talk” also includes parents and children but the concerns are different and are related to retirement and aging: [Read More…]

Having “The Talk” With Your Parents About Retirement, Part One


Each year, concerns mount about the ability for Americans to retire safely.  Only 14% of Americans feel comfortable that they can retire. In terms of money for retirement, 42% fear they might outlive their savings.  The sad fact is that 57% of pre-retirees haven’t even created a concrete retirement plan. When you add in the concerns about [Read More…]

Retirement, Inheritance and Aging Parents

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This is an interesting, and all too frequently occuring situation.  Remember when baby boomers were thinking that they were going to get a windfall of an inheritance from their parents?  Well, it seems as though for many, that’s not going to happen.  In fact, it may mean that many boomers are getting new housemates.  The [Read More…]

Tell Your Elderly Parents That They Are NOT A Burden!

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I lost my mom to cancer.  It was a cancer that she had told no one she had.  The reason she didn’t tell us was because she didn’t want to be a burden on her family, who she loved dearly.  Don’t do this!  Your family needs you, loves you and will never consider you a [Read More…]