Cameron Huddleston – How Your Personal Experiences Can Result in a Book Deal [069]

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How Your Personal Experiences Can Result in a Book Deal

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Show notes

Have you ever watched a talk show or listened to a podcast and thought you had the answers to what was being discussed, but then the host brings out an expert? As the expert gives their expert opinion, you are shouting, That’s what I said! as you shake your head back and forth in agreement with the expert. Have you ever wondered how these people became an expert on that subject? Did they have to go to school to become an expert, or were they able to turn what they know into what they do?

In this episode, Sarah Li Cain had a heartfelt conversation with award-winning personal finance journalist Cameron Huddleston and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances. Cameron shared how she had a pivotal moment in her personal life in becoming her mother’s caregiver, how writing a book turned her into a subject matter expert, and how she leverages that into other business opportunities.

Episode highlights

  • Cameron discusses how she managed writing and taking care of her mother.
  • How Cameron expanded her idea on writing her book.
  • How to turn your life story into a book, including how to create a successful proposal

About Cameron Huddleston

Cameron Huddleston is the author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances. She also is an award-winning personal finance journalist whose work has appeared in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance,, Chicago Tribune, MSN, Yahoo! Finance and many more print and online publications. She currently is the head of education and content at Careful, the first service built to help people organize and protect an aging loved one’s finances.

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Severine Bryan · July 22, 2021 at 2:11 am

I can relate with trying to figure out what to include. I’m writing a memoir/self help book and a lot of memories are resurfacing. Going to be a delicate balance of what to keep and what to discard. Thanks for sharing your story.

Severine Bryan · July 22, 2021 at 2:23 am

Cameron, thank you for sharing your journey. I learned quite a bit that I can apply to my current process of writing my book. I really appreciate your transparency.

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About Sarah Li Cain, Podcast Host

Sarah Li-Cain is a finance writer, the founder of Beyond the Dollar, and an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) candidate whose work has appeared in places like Bankrate, Business Insider, Redbook, Financial Planning Association, Stacking Benjamins and Her Money podcast with Jean Chatzky (of NBC Today). Her work blends practical tips and mindset strategies so that those trying to change their financial life can see themselves in the starring role. She also integrates physical, spiritual and mental wellness so that money becomes a tool to enhance people’s lives.

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