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

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.

Prevent Cracks in Your Nest Egg

As 2018 draws to a close and you look at retirement savings goals for 2019, I want to offer some thoughts on your nest egg beyond just "Save, Save, Save!" into those 401(k) and IRA accounts.