The Truth About the Bridge from Here to There

You’ve painted a picture in your head of what your life would be like if you accomplished a certain financial goal, haven’t you? You keep saying, “If I could just [fill in the blank] then things will be different.” You’ve seen other people do it and you know it’s possible. But how confident are you that you have the best plan to get you there? Before wasting any more time or effort, you need

5 Expert Tips to Help You Retire

Last week, I called a long-time client to ask how he was feeling considering it was the first day of his retirement after working 42 years. He was obviously overwhelmed with excitement! I’ve made this call dozens of times over my career and it’s always exhilarating to share in the joy that comes when my clients enter the retirement phase of life. It’s no wonder the number one question I’m

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.

Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Although the holiday season is known for gift giving and good cheer, it’s also known for an increase in cybercrime and identity theft. Before you get a jump start on your holiday shopping, follow these four tips to ensure that you’re protecting yourself this season.

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.

How to Simplify Your Investments and Have Confidence

There isn’t a morning I wake up that I don’t think about the responsibility on my shoulders that comes with managing over $200 million of my clients’ money. Whenever I sit through a new presentation from an investment manager or hear the latest and greatest ideas from industry professionals, I ask myself, “Will implementing this idea add value to my client’s situations or is it just noise that

Your 401(k) Is Not An ATM: 6 Things to Consider Before Taking a Loan from Your Retirement Plan

If you are considering taking a loan from your retirement plan to bridge a financial gap, pause for a minute. This is a major decision that should not be made lightly, as there are consequences that could affect your ability to fund your future retirement. Here are six things you need to be aware of before you borrow from your 401(k) savings.

Socially Responsible Investing

You may have heard it called "green investing," or "values-based investing," but what do those terms mean? What is socially responsible investing? According to The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, sustainable, responsible, and impact investing (also called "SRI" or "socially responsible investing") is "an investment discipline that considers environmental, social, and

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.

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