33 min

My mother died without a will and I’ve spent over $15,000 (so far) trying to settle her estate Money Confidential

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What happens when you or a loved one passes away without a will? This weeks’ guest, a 26-year-old based in Texas, found out when his mother passed away a few years ago. So far, he’s spent over $15,000 of his own money, depleting his savings, and borrowing against his 401(k), to settle the estate--and it looks like he’ll have to spend tens of thousands more to complete the process. For advice, host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez turned to Cameron Huddleston, author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances.
If you have a money story or question to share, you can send us an email at money.confidential@realsimple.com. You can also leave us a voicemail at ‪(929) 352-4106.
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What happens when you or a loved one passes away without a will? This weeks’ guest, a 26-year-old based in Texas, found out when his mother passed away a few years ago. So far, he’s spent over $15,000 of his own money, depleting his savings, and borrowing against his 401(k), to settle the estate--and it looks like he’ll have to spend tens of thousands more to complete the process. For advice, host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez turned to Cameron Huddleston, author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances.
If you have a money story or question to share, you can send us an email at money.confidential@realsimple.com. You can also leave us a voicemail at ‪(929) 352-4106.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33 min