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Queer Money

Apr 9, 2019

Get financially organized with the Debt Free Guys 13-Week Leap: Same-sex couples are far more likely to adopt or foster a child than their straight counterparts, and many of those children are dealing with physical and emotional disabilities. It is obvious that we need to plan for the unique challenges of caring for a special needs child from day to day, but few stop to design a plan for the long term. How can we ensure that our children will be taken care of when we can no longer do it ourselves? Where can we go for support in creating a financial plan that provides for us AND our adult children with special needs? Minoti Rajput is the founder and principal advisor at Secure Planning Strategies, a nationally-recognized independent wealth management firm that specializes in supporting women, business owners, retirees and special needs families. Minoti is a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC) with 30-plus years of experience and an MBA in finance, and she is passionate about providing estate and financial planning solutions for families of children with special needs. Today, Minoti joins us to share the circumstances that inspired her to focus on special needs families and discuss the value of the ChSNC designation. She defines what it means to be special needs and gives us a high-level overview of the government benefits available to individuals with cognitive impairment, mental illness or acquired disability. Listen in for Minoti’s insight on developing a financial plan as a special needs family and hear her advice to LGBTQ couples adopting a special needs child.