Are You Thinking About Buying a Vacation Home?

Have you ever dreamed about buying a vacation home? A place where you can get away to relax yet still feels like home. A place where you can bring your family every summer to start new traditions and hopefully pass on to the next generation. While owning a vacation home is certainly considered a luxury, …Read More


How to Pay for Those “Wants”

When was the last time you were able to splurge on yourself? Or better yet, when was the last time you were able to spend a little money on something you wanted without having buyer’s remorse or the guilt of not using your money sagaciously? Sometimes, we all have that “something” we want. That “something” …Read More


5 Cost-Effective Ways To Spruce Up Your Yard

Some say a person’s yard and landscape is an expression of one’s self. It’s human and nature, together, that signifies a union of humbled peace and tranquility. As Mr. Miyagi says in the movie Karate Kid to Daniel-san as he teaches him the art of Bonsai; Daniel: “But how do I know if my picture’s the …Read More


To Save or To Shred?

I know we’re in the digital age, but for me, I like that piece of paper in my hand. I know it’s there and that I have it. I can see it, physically hold it and file it away safely in my cabinet. However, the other day, I went to put my personal 2016 tax …Read More


What To Do With Your Refund?

Did you take care of your 2016 taxes yet? Are you expecting a refund? If so, have you thought about what you were going to do with the extra chunk-of-change? I’m sure there are a couple of things you already have in mind! But without trying to wreck your dreams of running off to an …Read More


What Type of “Risker” Are You?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could be like Scrooge McDuck and dive into a pile of gold and money? Or imagine if you could smile like the Lucky Leprechaun protecting his pot o’ gold! Some people see it as luck and others see it as strategy. At some point in both Scrooge McDuck’s and the Lucky …Read More


5 Insiders About the Airlines

Next time you decide to book a flight with your favorite airline, I would urge you to take a closer look into how they might be winning you over. While one airline pushes extra leg room, another takes away baggage fees. So which airline do you choose? Last week, I was talking with one of …Read More


Test Your IRA Knowledge

For years I’ve heard countless reasons why a Roth IRA is better than a traditional IRA or vice versa. The truth is, it all depends on your situation. But with all the “noise” out there, it can be difficult to understand the differences between the two and remember the value each can provide. So, grab …Read More


What Are You Wasting Your Money On?

Have you ever felt like you’re just throwing your money away or that your wallet is hemorrhaging cash? Well if you have, you’re not alone. It’s inevitable that we’re going to spend money but being more aware of what exactly it is that you’re wasting your money on may just help save you a few …Read More


Famously Bad Estate Planning Awards

It’s time to roll out the red carpet – today I’m handing out awards to some of the most famous celebrities who at one point, had it all together. Some of them left a lasting impression on history, civil rights, music and the box office but what they all have in common is that they …Read More