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Anger, hurt feelings, greed, and simmering resentment all lurk within the Pandora's box labeled "money."  And in most families, no one wants to talk about it.  Life (Part 2) host Robert Lipsyte opens the discussion of this hot potato subject with his own story: His 100-year-old father willed the family home to Robert's sister.  It wasn't the financial stuff that bothered him, but his feelings were hurt. .

So why does money feel like love?  Lipsyte dives into a frank talk with the experts.  Social psychologist Jane Adams, author of When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us, explains why families would rather discuss anything other than money.  Ross Levin, a financial planner and columnist for The Minneapolis Star Tribune, offers techniques for opening a dialogue on seemingly impossible topics like family wills. And public radio "personal finance guru" Chris Farrell explains that the "Boomer generation does not want to appear greedy."  For Farrell, the tension isn't really about the money. "Your parents' gardening tools" are more important to you than their bank account, he says.   With LP2's help, you may finally sit down for that conversation about money with your kids or parents.

Next, Lipsyte talks with Marianne Legato, M.D., author of Why Men Die First, and explores the different ways that women and men age.  A professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and founder of Columbia's Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine, Dr. Legato tells  Boomers what they need to know about the facts of life for the second half, including who loses their sex drive first and when the sexes start looking alike.

Finally, Life Part 2's co-executive producer Ron Fried-who writes novels when he's not producing TV shows-explains why middle age is one of the most difficult fronts in his lifelong war against becoming a cliché.

Comments

is money love

money is both good and bad - greed is the worst

Great and interesting stuff!

Great and interesting stuff!

First time at your blog and I

First time at your blog and I really enjoyed reading it. I will come back again in the future to check out some of the other articles.

i agree....

money can be love as well :P

re:

For me, money is the only one that makes the world go round. Now a days, all the have has always related exchange with the money. Earn without taking rest, better check this

Nice article! I like how you

Nice article! I like how you build your arguments. I'll definitely come back later. Jim

re:

I see you staring at me but you never truly see. A hidden feelings for someone that remains unknown. I also want to share some articles on Love tips. It can be found at askdiana.net.

Oh nice work.Keep it

Oh nice work.Keep it up.

Thanks a lot

Growing Old alone

this segment has really touched me, this year I just lost the last remaining members of my family, all of the issues discussed are real and if only I had taken another career path I could understand better what it is now to be alone, I never ever believed I would be the last of my family, after serving in the military I just though I would never come home . . . of course I personally feel that I too could have written on this subject, just not as eloquently nor as concise and to the point as your guess shared their views . . .

Thank you for your service,

Robert

an excellent episode

I agree wholeheartedly and then some. http://twitter.com/jedb

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