“Growing up, my family never talked about money.” Sound familiar? It’s a statement as common as white bread with even more dire health effects. The fact is, most families do not sit down with their children and talk about money—how it’s earned, spent, invested or used. But that doesn’t mean that money lessons aren’t learnedContinue reading>
Moneylogue [mu-nē-log] (n.) blog, writing or speech about money; story in which money contributes largely to the plot, themes, and character development.
Your financial life makes an indelible mark on your personal life. It should tell a story that YOU ARE THRILLED TO LIVE.
Yes, you can now KISS your way to financial happiness. Sounds enticing, right? In today’s overly complex world of technology, lifestyle and finance, embracing the concept of simplicity is essential. It is too easy to get lost in the confusion and complexity of financial products, tax laws and media campaigns aimed at luring you intoContinue reading>
A typical financial plan is two-dimensional: assets minus debt = net worth. Income less expenses = surplus or deficit. All projected out into the future to discover whether a plan can work (or not). But no matter how complex and conservative the modeling, it’s all guesswork until you factor in the missing link that leadsContinue reading>
According to a Bankrate.com poll (click here) 36% of Americans of all ages have not begun saving for retirement—including a rather shocking 25%+ of the 50-64 year-olds surveyed. Of course there are many uncontrollable reasons why people are financially unprepared—losing their job to the recession, an obsolete skill set, disability or runaway medical expenses. ButContinue reading>
We have become an “I’m right and you’re wrong” world. Local, national, global government and religious factions fight over beliefs and faith. The pathway for negotiation and reconciliation is being squeezed shut—there are no happy faces, no successes and no progress. Just more and more anxiety and nothing progresses. It has become a stalemate ofContinue reading>