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Down but not out

As the government shutdown continues, the financial drain on the many furloughed federal employees will also continue.  I wish I had a magic wand to wave for those in the most dire straits at this point in time.  My one sage piece of advice is this: Your creditors need to know.  Call them.  Call all … Continue reading Down but not out

Deadlines are approaching

I'm procrastinating. I need to polish off the financial aid applications to all the schools where our daughter applied.  Instead, I'm writing this blog about it.  I figured some of you may be in my boat. The essays are written. The admissions applications were wrapped up two weeks ago.  But the sticker shock is still … Continue reading Deadlines are approaching

TSP: Love it

TSP has evolved over the last several years to become something very different than the original program that received its first contributions back in 1987 and has now become the largest defined contribution plan in the world.   So, what's the word about TSP?

VA Refinance Now?! YES!

For my military and veteran clients looking at their 2019 budget, I want to make you aware of an opportunity.  It's called the Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan, or as the acronym-crazed military would say, the IRRRL.  Most lenders call it the VA Streamline Refinance.  Whatever you call it, don't miss this prime opportunity!

4 Beloved F-words for the New Year!

I feel a mix of excitement and trepidation as I ponder my new year's resolutions while also thinking about a new year of blogs.  So with that, I would like to share my thoughts on some well-loved "F-words” that commonly pop up on the resolution list.