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Cameron Huddleston

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Latest 2 May 2021 | Updated Daily

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CFFP #02 - Using Media to Boost Your Personal Brand Ft. Cameron Huddleston

Conversations for Financial Professionals

Today I have Cameron Huddleston, an award-winning journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing about  personal finance. Cameron’s work has been featured in such publications as Forbes, Kiplinger, and the Chicago Tribune. Cameron is also a recent author of the book: “Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk - How To Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finances”. During the show today, Cameron touches on some of the new challenges faced by financial professionals in light of the pandemic. We’ll also discuss some myths about using media to boost your personal brand.  Cameron also shares some strategies and tools that financial professionals can use such as HARO (Help a Reporter Out) to become a reliable successful source to the media in your industry.  Finally, Cameron shares her own story as an example of ‘personal stories’ can be used to enhance your brand.Enjoy the episode! Show Highlights: How has the pandemic helped shape the financial industry bringing it into the virtual environment (4:47) Does having a virtual meeting have a level of intimacy lost instead of meeting face to face (10:55) Cameron discusses how the younger generation has developed texting as a language (13:22) Cameron disputes the fact that it costs to get quoted by the media, and how to do it at no cost (15:07) How HARO can help you get quoted by the media for free - all it takes is your time (19:20) Cameron’s top 3 tips on how to submit a tip to the media and using social media platforms to expand your outreach (22:35) Cameron’s thoughts on having your own blog (27:53) Cameron’s advice on how not to get overwhelmed and where to focus, where to boost the blog and how to get it recognized (30:03) Cameron discusses her book and her personal story behind it (36:08) Being yourself and being personable and how that helps you connect with your clients (44:33) Resources:Read the blog. If you'd like to connect with Cameron, click here. To check out Cameron’s book on Amazon, click here. Are you a current or aspiring financial professional?  Click here to receive tools that will help you become a next-generation financial professional! Watch a video clip of this episode on our YouTube channel by clicking here. To receive a newsletter digest of Jumpstart community happenings, click here. Subscribe to the podcast by clicking here. Want to connect with me? Join my exclusive “tribe” by clicking here. Thanks again for listening, reading, and watching!


10 Feb 2021

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Episode 95: “Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk” Interview with Cameron Huddleston.

Retirement Rescue Radio

Cameron and Nate discuss the need to have difficult conversations with aging parents, covering topics ranging from who is going to take care of them if they need any long-term care, to how to avoid financial scams. Key Takeaways: Memory loss and retirement Power of Attorney Long term care Trusts How to start a conversation with your parents about money Health care proxy Phishing


25 Jan 2021

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Cameron Huddleston, Personal Finance Expert/Author of "Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk"

Love Conquers Alz

Episode 29:  If you have parents, you need to listen to the week's episode with  Cameron Huddleston,  who shares how caregivers - or anybody -  can learn to confidently face the "F" word... FINANCE!!! Cameron Huddleston is an award-winning journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing about personal finance. Her work has appeared in Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, MSN, Yahoo and many more print and online publications. She is also the author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finances. This book draws on her experience as both a financial expert and a daughter who has had those essential money talks with a parent. Full of practical advice from her life, from others who’ve had the “talk,” and from financial, legal and elder care experts.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/preview/3feccac8decf451cbee818066461f7c1)


20 Jan 2021

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How to Have the Money Talk With Your Aging Parents with Cameron Huddleston

SLP Money

My guest on this episode of SLP Money is Cameron Huddleston, the author a book titled Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk. Many parents raise their children to position money as a taboo topic that is not discussed with family or friends. Talking about money with our aging parents can be a difficult thing, but it is necessary to do in order to avoid harder situations in the future.Cameron was inspired to write this book based on her personal experiences. Her father, an attorney by trade, passed away at the early age of 61 and left her family with no will, no trust and no other estate documents. Her mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's which thrust Cameron into becoming her mom's power of attorney and making financial decisions without knowing her true wishes.If you are fearful of approaching your parents with this talk, Cameron will give you the confidence to have these tough conversation. We discuss the following...Getting over your fear of having the money talk with your parentsConversation starters with mom and dad to break the ice and address why having this conversation is in everyone's best interestIdentifying the different reasons why your parents may not want to have this conversationA Step-By-Step approach to having a successful conversationWhy it's in everyone's best interest to have these conversations sooner than laterFor all shownotes and resources, head over to utterlyfinancial.com/13


27 Jul 2020

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EP139: Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk About the Money with Cameron Huddleston

Money Peach

We focus so much about helping our kids with the finances, but what about our parents? Right now there are close to 50 million Americans who are age 65 and over. This means 1 out of every 7 Americans should at least start having the money talk sooner than later. But how do you start a money conversation with your parents? What should you say, and more importantly - what do you NOT say? What things need to be in place before it's too late? What are the real-life examples of the shattered families when the money-talk didn't happen? Author, speaker, and personal finance journalist Cameron Huddleston is my guest on the show to take us through all of these answers and more. Cameron has lived it. After her mother was diagnosed with early onset dementia, Cameron painstakingly made her way through the financial journey with her own parents. During this time, she learned a lot of what to do and what not to do.  After going through this personal experience, Cameron made her mission to help other adult children navigate the waters of having the money-talk with Mom and Dad. You can grab a copy of Cameron's book: Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk here. * All the show notes, links and anything Cameron and I talked about can be found at https://www.moneypeach.com/session139


24 Jul 2020

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How to Have "The Talk" With Your Parents About Aging & Money with Cameron Huddleston

Smart Money Mamas Show

#034: Remember when your parents had the birds and the bees conversation with you? Well, now it’s your turn to sit down with your parents for “the talk”. Talking about aging and money with our parents can be scary - but it is so necessary in order to avoid harder situations in the future.  In this episode, I’m talking with Cameron Huddleston, author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk. She is going to walk us through how to start these conversations with our parents, why it’s so important, how to make the situation a little easier for both us and our siblings, and what to do if your parents just don’t want to have this talk with you. This episode is eye-opening and will definitely have you thinking about your parents' future—and your own.  (10:03) What happens if you don’t have the proper documentation in place before your parent(s) becomes incompetent  (14:19) How to navigate these conversations with your siblings ahead of time and why you should do it before even talking with your parents  (19:20) How to present the different options to your parents in a way that doesn’t make them feel like they’re being shipped off to a nursing home  (32:31) When you should actually start to have these conversations with your parents  (42:05) What you can do if your parents just really don’t want to have “the talk” with you  (48:40) Chelsea’s Top Takeaways  Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at  https://www.smartmoneymamas.com/cameron Family Money Values Template: https://smartmoneymamas.com/family-money-values-template/ 


21 May 2020

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AOA 034: Is there a case for tying chores to allowance? —With Guest Cameron Huddleston

The Art of Allowance Podcast | Parenting | Families | Money Smarts | Financial Literacy

Is there a case for tying chores to allowance? If so, then Cameron Huddleston will make it. Cameron is an award-winning journalist with more than 18 years of experience writing about personal finance. Her work has appeared in and on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Business Insider, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MSN, Yahoo and many more print and online publications. She also is a mom of three and is married to an economist.   During this episode, Cameron and I address not only the great allowance and chore debate but also the taboo nature of financial conversations and how to help parents feel comfortable talking with their children about money. We also discuss how "adult kids" can open up a dialogue with their parents about finances and possessions, the subject of Cameron's new book, Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances. Cameron's case for linking chores and allowance underscores the varying viewpoints I like to feature on this podcast and highlights the need for parents to craft their own Art of Allowance based on multiple perspectives and their family's values.

1hr 1min

8 May 2020

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Retirement and Beyond — with Cameron Huddleston

Afford Anything

#249: I’m recovering from Covid-19 at the moment, so I couldn't put together a new episode this week. But in honor of the First Friday of the month, I wanted to re-air this interview with Cameron Huddleston, which we originally aired in August 2019. In this interview, we discuss how to have those important but awkward conversations with your parents and grandparents about estate planning, wills, trusts, power of attorney, and more.

1hr 14mins

3 Apr 2020

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Ep 7: How To Have Effective Money Talks With Your Parents With Cameron Huddleston

Only Child Problems

On this episode I speak with award-winning personal finance journalist Cameron Huddleston about her book, Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk. We discuss why, when and how to talk to your parents about financial resources that will support them as they retire and age. Cameron shares what she did well and could have done better with regard to having money talks with her mother. She also mentions resources available to help our parents, even if they are not wealthy and have not sufficiently planned for life upon and past retirement. We discuss this with the unique considerations that adult only children must take into account when assisting their parents. Topics covered include: caring for aging parents, retirement planning, long term care, and estate planning. For information on Cameron’s book, and free resources, please visit:https://cameronhuddleston.com/resources/Please listen to the episodes for instructions on a chance to win a copy of Cameron’s book. Confirmation of your post of a review of the episode must be emailed to onlychildproblemspodcast@gmail.com. The recipient of the book will be announced on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020.


2 Apr 2020

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Cameron Huddleston on How To Talk To Your Aging Parents About Their Finances

Real Talk Radio with Nicole Antoinette

Cameron Huddleston is the author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finances. She also is an award-winning journalist with more than 18 years of experience writing about personal finance. Her work has appeared in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Chicago Tribune, Fortune, MSN, Yahoo, USA Continue Reading…

1hr 24mins

21 Jan 2020