Empty Pockets, Full Hearts: Reimagining Financial Challenges
In this discussion, money mavens Cameron Huddleston, Julie and Kiersten Saunders, and Jason Vitug offer their discoveries of strength and possibility, renewed relationships, and spirituality after experiencing financial loss. They will provide examples of entry points for taboo conversations about money with your loved ones, with a focus on illness, aging, caregiving, and legacy planning. In addition they will address the following questions: How does money loss offer opportunities for transformation or growth? How can we build healthier relationships with money? How can we better plan for our own financial futures as well as those of our loved ones, from cradle to grave?
This program is part of the January 2023 Reimagine Series “Grief, Growth, and Money” in which participants explore how to transform financial troubles and trauma into new pathways.
Cameron Huddleston is an author, speaker and award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience writing about personal finance. She was inspired to write her book, Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finances, while caring for her mom, who had Alzheimer's disease. She realized how important it was for adult children to have money talks with parents before an emergency or health issue leaves them unable to manage their finances on their own. Since her book was released in 2019, she has been helping families break the taboo of talking about money and continues to do so in her role as director of education and content at Carefull, the first service built to protect aging adults' daily finances. @cameronkhuddleston
Julien and Kiersten Saunders are authors of Cashing Out: Win the Wealth Game By Walking Away under Portfolio Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House; one of the Best Personal Finance books of 2022, according to Business Insider. They are also the creative voices behind the blog richandregular.com, hosts/producers of the award-winning video series, Money on the Table, and hosts of the rich & REGULAR podcast. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, their mission is to inspire better conversations about money. The couple has used frugal living, real estate, stock market investing and their online business to build wealth and ultimately achieve financial independence. They paid off $200,000 in five years and their story has been featured on Good Morning America, The NY Times, Forbes, CBS This Morning, Marketwatch, the Oprah Winfrey Network and more. When they're not inspiring better conversations about money, they are parents to their son Beau, traveling the world or searching for their next great meal. @richandregular
Jason Vitug is a wellness advocate helping a generation achieve a victorious life through health and wealth. Jason is a bestselling NY Times-reviewed author of two books: Happy Money Happy Life: A Multidimensional Approach to Health, Wealth, and Financial Freedom and You Only Live Once. He is the founder of the personal finance website phroogal.com , creator of the Plutus Award-winning Road to Financial Wellness project, and a certified yoga teacher and breathwork specialist. Jason’s extensive background includes working in the financial services industry, as a documentary producer, traveling the world, being an international keynote speaker, and having one of the most viewed TEDx talks on money. He’s been featured on USAToday, Forbes, Business Insider, and more. He graduated from Norwich University and Rutgers University with a Master's in Business Administration. Jason holds a workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion certification and is certified in the Psychology of Financial Planning. He is also a certified yoga teacher and breathwork specialist. @jasonvitug