Financial Advice Blog

February 11, 2020

When we sent our oldest two kids to college, we were fortunate that both were going to a school that they were happy to be attending to study subjects they both had great interest in. For us the extra good fortune was that both received some wonderful scholarships that...

January 21, 2020

In one of my last reviews with a client, I was mortified to sum up that the bill for the last 8 weeks of her husband’s life far exceeded his entire Estate’s net worth. In years past he may have had the dignity to remain in his own bed watched over by friends and family...

May 1, 2017

Plan to avoid these common money blunders.

A recent survey found that over 60% of women feel they are better at handling money than men are.1 However, married women sometimes find themselves in perplexing financial situations – conditions that might be avoided with a li...

March 21, 2017

When should you apply for benefits? Consider a few factors first.

Now or later? When it comes to the question of Social Security income, the choice looms large. Should you apply now to get earlier payments? Or wait for a few years to get larger checks?

Consider what you...

March 6, 2017

Instead of just spending the money, you could plan to pay yourself.

About 70% of taxpayers receive sizable refunds from the Internal Revenue Service. Just how sizable? The average refund totals about $2,800.1

What do households do with that money? It varies. Last year, c...

March 1, 2017

Let’s explore options from three sources where a surviving spouse may be eligible to collect a pension or income based on their deceased spouse’s eligibility. Veterans’ Survivor Pension, Social Security and retirement plans.

Veterans’ Survivors Pension Eligibility Overv...

February 27, 2017

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social and economic progress and cultural achievements of women worldwide.

There really is much to celebrate. Globally, the wealth of women is growing at a faster rate than the wealth of men. The increase was...

February 1, 2017

With the start of a new year, I firmly believe that the usual setting of resolutions and aspiration for fresh starts will once again take place and last ohh,… maybe three weeks before old habits reassert themselves in our daily lives.  Since investments and that boring...

January 4, 2017

How does a single parent plan for retirement?

Diligently.    Regularly.    Rigorously.

Here are some steps that may help, whether you are just beginning to do this or well on your way.

Setting a household budget can be a wise first step. In some c...

December 29, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, was it the year when you suddenly faced the terrifying reality of managing your own finances? Did you become a widow, a divorcing woman, or a smart lady who said to herself, “It’s time for me to get real and start planning for my future.”? Reg...

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