Cashin’ In For Fall

It’s that time of the year! The seasons are changing once again and whether we are ready or not, it is time to say goodbye to summer. And, when one change occurs, such as a change in seasons, it often sparks other changes to follow. Of course, for me this meant thinking about how our …Read More

The Financial Dating Game

After I got home from a long day of running around, I decided to hit the off-switch, “veg” out a bit and turn the TV on. As I was flipping through the channels, I started to notice just how many dating shows are out there nowadays. Then I started to think how much, over time, …Read More

What’s Your Number?

I’m a huge fan of the show Shark Tank. It’s so much fun to watch the presentations given by passionate business owners and entrepreneurs using gimmicky tag lines and excitement, mixed in with a dose of nerves, to pitch their business idea to a group of successful venture capitalists. What’s even better in my opinion …Read More

Old Heirlooms to Appraise?

Could you imagine yourself finding an old painting in the attic one day and the next thing you know, you’re on an episode of Antiques Roadshow? I find it so fascinating to see old treasures and family heirlooms being appraised. It’s mesmerizing to watch and listen to the appraiser rattle off detailed and historically-specific facts …Read More

5 Home Gadgets that Save Money

If you’ve ever owned a home, then I am sure you already know how quickly the costs of owning and maintaining your place can add up. Nowadays, companies are using technology to provide homeowners with products to simplify their lives and save them some money but it’s easy to get lost in articles and reviews …Read More

Simplify Your Life

Do you ever feel like you’re overwhelmed and overloaded? Do you have a ton of things happening all at once? Is your to-do list overflowing and continually growing longer? If so, you’re in luck because if you didn’t already know, the first week of August is national ‘Simplify Your Life’ Week! So the question here …Read More

Will Your Tax Bracket in Retirement be Higher or Lower?

Be careful. Are you sure of your answer? Most people say “Lower”, but in reality, things can occur that often keep your tax bracket the same or even increase. What causes this to happen? The loss of all the deductions you experienced during your working years. Let’s take a look at the top 4 deductions …Read More

Become “Financially Fit” with this Financial Cleanse

We’ve all heard about all of the latest diet and cleansing ‘fads’ out there – the ones that guarantee that you will lose 10 pounds in just a few short days without ever having to lift a finger. While I can neither promote nor devalue any of the cleanses currently on the market, I do …Read More

Quitting Your Job? How to Prepare…

Quitting your job can be stressful. Not only are you a nervous wreck, staring into the mirror, rehearsing the resignation speech you have to give your boss, but your personal finances can cause an entirely different level of pressure during this time. The questions sound something like this: “Is this a stable job? Is this …Read More

The 401(k) Rollover

Many employers offer an employer-sponsored retirement account called a 401(k), as I’m sure you’re aware. But, many people aren’t aware that when you leave a job and you’re preparing for retirement, that the money in your employer-sponsored 401(k) provides many benefits to “take the money with you”. Let’s take a look at a few of …Read More