A Financial Checklist You Can Handle

Starting fresh is always a great feeling, but the scale of what we set out to accomplish at the beginning of the year sometimes becomes overwhelming as the months go by. The question is, how can you stay motivated to meet your financial goals throughout the year?Financial tips for every monthFor many people, checking off items on a long list of to-dos brings a great sense of satisfaction. To help

5 Tips for Managing Your Credit Cards

Credit cards can help you build credit history and, if managed properly, help improve your credit score. Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of your credit cards.

3 Reasons Why Mom Needs More Life Insurance

You wouldn’t believe the number of times I’ve heard families say, “Mom doesn’t need as much life insurance as Dad because she is a stay-at-home mom” or because “she’s not the primary breadwinner.” In my over 15 years of experience as a financial advisor, I’ve seen too many instances where families are financially devastated by this misunderstood notion. The fact is that many times you can

Is That a Good Choice?

The cute little 7-year-old girl was all smiles when she attempted to lean the chair back on it’s legs and balance without support. As I sprinted across the room to catch her as she fell I heard her mother calmly say (as if in slow motion), “Is that a good choice?” I saw the girl’s smile fade as she realized the risk she was taking and returned the chair to the upright position without falling.

Am I Making the Best Decisions with My Money?

If $1,000 fell into your lap tomorrow, how would you spend it? Would you tackle a home decorating project, upgrade your wardrobe, fix that nagging car maintenance issue, take a vacation, sign your kids up for summer camp, or put it in your savings account for a rainy day? If you’re like me, there are always a gazillion things I want – some are practical, some make no financial sense at all.

5 Financial Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is in the air, which for many means waking up from hibernation and cleaning out the clutter. Don’t forget about clearing the cobwebs from your “financial house,” too! Even if you recently took a look at your finances as you prepared for tax season, here are five areas that could use your attention.1. Dust off your credit report and scoreIf you’re concerned about identity theft or you’re

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