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The Prosperity Podcast

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Take control of your money. Join Kim D. H. Butler, best-selling financial author, and Spencer Shaw, as they use their prosperity mindset to utilize wealth-building tactics. Learn about the 7 Principles of Prosperity and how to make your money work as hard as you do.The Prosperity Podcast is the pers… read more


The Bank of Mom and Dad - Episode 163


Best selling author Kim Butler and co-host No B.S. Money Guy Todd Strobel talk about a recent article from AARP called The Bank of Mom and Dad. Together they discuss the different questions and scenarios when handling finances with adult children.

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AARP's article from January 2017 called The Bank of Mom and Dad


Show Notes:

00:00 Introduction

00:29 Today’s topic: AARP's article from January 2017 called The Bank of Mom and Dad

01:47 Question #1 - Will this investment add stability and security to my child's life or is it simply a good to have purchase or investment?

05:22 When helping children in their 30’s and 40’s it may be causing their children problems

05:47 Question #2 - Is this a short-term or one time cash need, or is it something that could drag on for years?

06:26 Question #3 - Is there risk in the investment beyond the cash outlay, such as financial liability on a contract or damage to your credit?

8:04 Question #4 - Can you lend or give this money without fear of damaging your relationship with your child or will it cause tensions or resentments for the people involved?

12:58 The AARP scenarios

13:32 Scenario #1 - Dead Car

14:41 Scenario #2 - Fairy Tale Wedding

16:37 Scenario #3 - Apartment Lease

18:03 Scenario #4 - Home Down Payment

21:35 Scenario #5 - Divorce Bailout

23:39 Scenario #6 - Business Loans

25:05 Scenario #7 - Graduate School

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