Beware, the Ides of March!

If you are like me, you remember this line from reading Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in high school.  Fortunately for me, my friends are not the murderous type like Brutus.  And you will be happy to know, I don't have warnings in mind today, just friendly reminders! Tax Day is one month away:  Did you know … Continue reading Beware, the Ides of March!

…fat, sick, and stupid.

All of my four children just rolled their eyes when they read this blog post title.  I recently learned that I have some teenage followers of my blog who are about to head off to college.  So, in this lull between finishing the college apps and the whirlwind end of senior year, I want to … Continue reading …fat, sick, and stupid.

Retirement Savings Accounts

I spend quite a lot of time on this blog talking about saving for retirement.  However, until today, I haven't spent any time clarifying WHERE to put that savings.  What exactly is a retirement account? Where does one find these accounts to use for that retirement savings?  How do I choose if I have more … Continue reading Retirement Savings Accounts

Tax Refund = Your Money

Today is the deadline for receiving many of the needed tax documents to start preparing your 2018 taxes, including W-2s and 1099-Rs.  So let's take a minute to talk about tax refunds. A tax refund is not free money.  It is your money that the government has been allowed to hold throughout the year without … Continue reading Tax Refund = Your Money

Review your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Every military family should consider the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit as part of their family's financial plan.  The benefit began as a recruiting and retention tool for use only by the service member.  Since 2009 when the educational benefit became transferrable to the service member's spouse and children, it has further eased the financial burden … Continue reading Review your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits