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How do I get my parents to discuss their finances with me?

My parents come from a generation where money was simply not discussed. How do I overcome this in case something ever happens to my dad?
Status: Open    Sep 25, 2014 - 09:18 PM

Finance, Relationships

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Sep 24, 2015 - 01:33 AM

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Sep 28, 2015 - 12:04 PM

You may express your concern for their financial well-being as they age, but they may never want you to be intimately involved with their finances. You could bring up the rising cost of long-term care and ask if they realize the toll that it has on many people and could have on them. If they still don't wish to have you involved, you could suggest they meet with a Certified Financial Planner or an elder law attorney so there is someone looking out for their finances, even if it can't be you.

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Oct 02, 2014 - 03:05 PM

This is a difficult conversation to have for any generation. The A Place for Mom blog has an article that may help.

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