Budgeting and Financial Planning

The Talk to Have With Your Kids Before You Retire

Rodney Brooks
June 18, 2018

Baby boomer parents need to add an important item to their retirement checklist: A conversation with your kids to discuss how your life will change in retirement.

It can be uncomfortable for some parents, but you need to prepare your children for your impending retirement. “It’s important to start financial discussions early in retirement,” says Dana Anspach, CEO and founder of Sensible Money in Scottsdale, Arizona. “If you’ve established open lines of communication, it makes things easier in later years when cognitive decline can impact decision-making."


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Authored By Rodney A. Brooks

TRAFOTFBThe author tells the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank, how it grew much too quickly, why it failed and the impact on Black America. The Freedman’s Bank offered a safe depository for formerly enslaved people, expanded quickly and gained millions in deposits – mostly ranging from $5 to $50. But inexperience and corruption doomed it to failure, costing may of the small depositors their savings.

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“Rodney A. Brooks’ ‘Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap’ is one of the best written and most prescriptive books I’ve read on this prickly subject. Using powerful stats, stories and insightful wisdom, it is written from the heart, mind, body and spirit … plus years of research and thought as a mainstream journalist, Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap is revealing, humorous, instructive and sobering.” – Dr. George C. Fraser

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