The Dow Jones Hit 20,000. Now What?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 20,000. The aftermath was a barrage of media stories—some encouraging, others less optimistic. The positive stories prompted investors to buy more equities in expectation of more future gain; the cynics foretold the forthcoming correction with a warning: Get out of stocks. The one common theme all the articles share… Continue reading>

Five Easy Steps to Recharge Your Money Life This Fall

OK, so you’ve barely gotten the sand out from between your toes, and not only is Labor Day in your rearview mirror, but Halloween ads are starting to pop up with regularity.  Before you blink, Thanksgiving football and family gatherings will be over, and you’ll be headlong into the Christmas crush. Along with the flying… Continue reading>

Dealing with Financial Woes During Life Transitions

Life transitions bring change, challenges and the possibility of transformation. Transitions come about in many ways: the birth of a child, loss of a job, retirement, prolonged illness or death of a loved one, to name a few.  Each transition presents an opportunity for growth, resilience and a broadening of personal capacity.  But it all… Continue reading>

Three Steps to Improving Your Financial Life—Even Though It’s Summer

    Yeah, it’s hot. It’s also humid, and the air conditioner is fighting like a gladiator with temperatures kissing triple digits. Thoughts of cold drinks, hammocks, or beach chairs swim in your head. The summer is flying by, and the inevitable reality of the autumn is approaching when you’ll get back to thinking about… Continue reading>

How To Ignore Fear-Mongering Headlines (And Still Sleep At Night)

Take a look at any financial website, newsletter or magazine and you will undoubtedly find stories warning you about the Chinese economy, the Fed’s interest rate policies, the impact of the U.S. presidential election, global oil markets, forecast corporate profits and market volatility. But none of these stories—while interesting to read and ponder—is worthy of… Continue reading>

How To Feel Rich—Even When The Markets Are Down

    When markets are plunging and all the news is bad, it’s difficult to stay focused on your current action plan. Even though the gurus, analysts, pundits, money bloggers, newsletter writers and journalists are bombarding the internet, radio, TV and every other media source with news of the next collapse, you can get through… Continue reading>