One of the fastest ways to get an aging parent to tune you out is by bringing up their financial matters. Thankfully, there are several ways to respectfully earn your parent’s trust so that you can help protect them from financial hardships.
Your elderly mother still lives alone, and due to her declining health, you’ve been helping her take care of her household. Finances are a topic that you’ve avoided up until now, but it’s become quite apparent that mom isn’t paying her bills on time. And, she’s gotten “taken” by a couple of dishonest contractors just within the past year. Now her financial carelessness has reached a point that it has you worried. Helping an aging parent manage their finances can be hard, but it is possible when you follow these tips from the pros.