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Is It Time to Retire or Start a Second Career?

For many of us over fifty, the idea of retirement is an enticing dream. Ditch the Silicon Valley commute. Eliminate the stress of a 40+ hour work week. Spend more time doing what we love. Yet only 60% of workers … Continue reading

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Frugal Summer Vacations

With Memorial Day officially behind us, summer vacations are just around the corner. Is there a way to have a great vacation and be frugal at the same time? Yes! I’ll share some of my best tips learned over the … Continue reading

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Credit Card Rate Hikes

The Fed increased interest rates for the second time in three months on March 15. It’s made headline news. There have been hints of additional hikes in 2017. So what does this mean for the 157 million Americans who hold … Continue reading

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Bye Bye 2016 Tax Returns

Hello 2017 Tax Planning The 2016 tax return season is officially behind us. Well, unless you filed an extension. For many of my clients (and my staff), we’re breathing a sigh of relief. We’ve spent hours sifting through paperwork, downloading … Continue reading

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Pet Medical Expenses

Studies have shown that companion animals improve our health — reducing our stress, lowering blood pressure, increasing physical activity and even boosting social interaction. For the elderly, this is doubly true. These are the many benefits of pet stewardship (many … Continue reading

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When the Parent-Child Relationship Changes

The following is a guest post from a friend who is living what many of my clients’ families undergo every day. Helping our aging loved ones can be challenging. I hope the advice offered from this real story is of comfort … Continue reading

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Financial Scams Against Seniors

According to a recent study, 37% of seniors have experienced financial abuse. On average those seniors lose $36,000! And the actual number of victims and dollars stolen are most likely much higher. Why? Because seniors are reluctant to admit to … Continue reading

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The Debits & Credits of Bullet Journals

For some, budgeting is an exciting journey, exploring where one’s money goes each month. Others, well… let’s just say they’d prefer cleaning their bathroom over creating a budget and reviewing it each month. A bullet journal may be the way … Continue reading

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Financial Management for the College Bound

Summer is coming to a close and many parents are sending their children off to college. Whether your child is attending school out of state or staying home, there are unique financial challenges related to college. Tweet

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My Recent Interview with AARP

Last month AARP published an article about managing daily finances on a budget. I was honored to be interviewed and quoted in the article, providing my perspective both as a board member of American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM) … Continue reading

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