Join our Tweetchat Thursday, 3/14 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card or one of two $50 Amazon gift cards! Use #WBChat and #Caregiving to participate.
This week’s topic: Caregiving! Learn about how becoming a caregiver for someone in your family can impact your finances, what caregivers (and future caregivers) should be prepared for, how to talk about financial topics with your loved ones, and more. Tell us if you or someone you know is a caregiver for a loved one and let us know your top tip to help someone in a caregiving role.
For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our chatroom.
Anyone can participate, but you must be following @WiseBread and RSVP below to win our prizes!
- First place: $100 Amazon GC
- Second place: $50 Amazon GC
- Third place: $50 Amazon GC
Winner must be US resident 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat. See official rules here.
To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your Twitter ID (put that in the “Enter Your Twitter Handle Here” box of the Rafflecopter Widget). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.
This Week’s Chat is in Support of AARP and Ad Council
More About Ad Council and AARP
Here’s a message from Ad Council and AARP:
More than 40 million Americans are family caregivers, caring for parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones. To help caregivers get the support they need to care for themselves and their loved ones, AARP and the Ad Council have created the national Caregiver Assistance campaign, which directs caregivers to aarp.org/caregiving to access free Care Guides, self-care tips, planning resources, legal and financial guidance, and more.
Caregiving can be a rewarding experience but also a stressful one, potentially causing financial stress. On average, caregivers spend roughly $7,000 ($6,954) per year on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving. This translates to nearly 20% of their income on caregiving expenses.
AARP’s resources can help caregivers manage their needs and their loved ones’ needs – including preparing for the financial demands of caring for a loved one through aging or illness. Find more information at aarp.org/caregiving, including the comprehensive Prepare to Care guide available at aarp.org/preparetocare.