• Financial Fragility and Budgets

    Most of us are financially fragile and would not be able to come up with $2,000 in 30 days without having to resort to borrowing money or pawning/selling items that we own. Ask yourself how easy would it be for you to come up with $2,000 to pay for a […]

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  • Financial Goals

    Any time that we want to change our financial picture, we need to start by setting financial goals. Many people look at the New Year as a good time to begin making changes and creating new financial habits. In order for our changes and goals to be successful, we should […]

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  • Trusts and Wills

    Continuing the theme of getting your house in order by focusing on one task at a time, your family’s financial footing can be established before February. Last week we highlighted life insurance. This week let’s consider trusts and wills. Fact is, most Americans don’t have a will, let alone a […]

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  • Living Wills and Advanced Directives

    Continuing the theme of getting your house in order by focusing on one task at a time, your family’s financial planning and overall planning can be established by February. Last week we highlighted trusts and wills. This week let’s consider living wills or advanced directives. A living will is a […]

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  • Fixing your relationship with money

    Sometimes families or marriages need and seek counseling. Have you considered that you might need FINANCIAL counseling?  Do you need to fix your relationship with money? Your financial relationship is so hard-wired that, whether you experience a major setback or a huge windfall, ultimately you will find yourself back where […]

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  • The Four Seasons of Financial Planning

    As winter comes to an end and we head into the spring/summer, a parallel can be drawn between the seasons of weather and the seasons of money. There are four financial seasons of life that include accumulation, preservation, distribution and succession. Approaching your finances with these four seasons in mind […]

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  • Be a planner

    Do things happen to you or do you make things happen?  Trials surely come, however, some of our trials are self-created. Amen. So learn to be a planner. Make financial plans for major life events: 1) make retirement plans while you’re young, working and while it’s day 2) make plans […]

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  • Life Insurance

    It’s a New Year and the best time to get your house in order by setting some basic family financial plans in motion. If we focus on one task at a time, your family’s financial footing can be established by February. Let’s start with life insurance. Ask yourself 3 questions: […]

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  • Credit Cards | Soft and Hard Inquiries

    I already know you’re going to go to the mall and when you make your transactions, you’ll be asked whether you want to apply for a store credit card. Store credit cards are essentially useless. Stick with the major cards like MasterCard, American Express and Discover which allow you to […]

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  • Self-Directed IRA

    A Self-Directed IRA is technically not any different than other IRAs (or 401ks). Self-directed IRAs have been around for years, but they’ve been gaining popularity recently among do-it-yourself investors looking to expand beyond stocks, bonds and mutual funds.  A self-directed IRA is not for the passive investor. You must be […]

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