Stephanie Miles, Caring.com senior editor


Stephanie Miles, senior editor at Caring.com, is a former business journalist for the online Wall Street Journal and CNET Networks. She focuses on consumer issues including finance and personal technology as well as consumer marketing and advertising. Stephanie's father died following a sudden stroke in 2005, so she is intimately familiar with the emotional and financial issues that are faced by adult children following the death or catastrophic illness of a parent.


Recently Published on Caring.com

7 Things to Look for When Choosing a Financial Planner for Your Parents — Dec 29, 2014
A smart and responsible financial planner is a critical team member who can help your parents plan and pay for their retirement. Helping them find that person is one of the...
What Is Long-Term Care Insurance? — Jun 03, 2013
Quick summary Long-term care insurance is intended to reduce out-of-pocket costs if someone winds up needing long-term care from a paid provider. Long-term...
Financial Red Flags — Jan 12, 2013
Financial problems can easily spiral out of control if older adults don't tackle them quickly. And if they're tight-lipped about their finances or fearful of losing control...
Reverse Mortgage — Sep 21, 2012
At first glance, reverse mortgages -- loans that enable older homeowners to withdraw money from the principal they've paid off on their home -- seem like the perf...
5 Most Important Financial Questions to Ask Your Parent — Feb 02, 2010
You won't know what kind of shape your parent's finances are in until you ask. Money is always a sticky topic, so come to the discussion prepared to cover the most import...
A Buyer's Guide to Reverse Mortgages — Jan 04, 2010
Quick summary Reverse mortgages turn the original concept of a home equity loan on its head: The bank pays the homeowner, with the home as collateral. There's no credit ch...
How can I get paid for caregiving? — Dec 29, 2009
You have a few options if you want to be paid as your mother's official caregiver, but unfortunately none of them will offer you much money or a realistic alternative to yo...
Are there programs that can help with the cost of in-home care? — Dec 29, 2009
Unfortunately, there aren't many programs that can help make a dent in the huge cost of caregiving, although you do have some options. In some cases, if your father-in-law ...
How can I find financial aid to care for my mother in her home? — Dec 29, 2009
Unfortunately, there aren't many programs that can help make a dent in the huge cost of caregiving, although you do have some options: In some cases, if your mother is...
Where can I find financial assistance for assisted living costs? — Dec 29, 2009
A great place to start the search is BenefitsCheckup.org. This service can help you figure out which local, regional, and national programs may be available to help your mo...