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Tag: Money and family

More on Money and Marriage

Watch this video on YouTube To marry or not to marry? This isn’t a decision to make on financial grounds, but the choice certainly has financial consequences. My column a few weeks ago about laws that provide financial incentives not to marry drew a great many...

Trust’s for Children With Special Needs

Watch this video on YouTube The heart of estate planning, for many of us, comes down to one issue: taking care of family. We do our best to make decisions that we hope will be right for surviving spouses and children. Such decisions are especially challenging for...

Estate Questions Parents Don’t Answer

Watch this video on YouTube Last week’s column explored three fears that stop adult children from talking with parents about their estate plans, even though such conversations could greatly benefit both generations. These are: “It’s none of my...

Estate Questions Kids Don’t Ask

Watch this video on YouTube Talking about money is taboo in the US. If you don’t believe me, next time you’re at a social gathering ask everyone you’re introduced to these two questions: “What was your taxable income last year?” and “What...

Financial Advice For Elderly Parents

How do you tell your elderly mother she can’t afford to send checks to all the charities who solicit funds from her? If you suspect your parents’ bills aren’t being paid on time, how do you ask them about it? If your father is in the early stages of...