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>

Pound Wise – Focusing on the Big Stuff So You Don’t Have To Sweat the Small Stuff

We all probably know someone who agonizes over paying $3 for parking or won’t buy a $5 latte, but who has no problem paying many thousands of dollars more than you for rent, a car, vacations, etc. This phenomenon and its simple (yet rare) solution were the impetus for the name of my blog.  If… Continue reading>

Toasting Marshmallows (And Other Financial Secrets)

Remember sitting around the campfire toasting marshmallows? The warm, creamy golden brown deliciousness is etched in our memories. Achieving marshmallow perfection, however, was probably the result of trial and error.  Have you ever seen an overly excited youngster stick a marshmallow on the first stick available and shove it into the nearest roaring flame? The… Continue reading>

6 Surprising Ways To Improve Your Financial Success

  When you think of your financial life, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are it’s the amount in your 401(k) or investment accounts—as if the only way to measure your progress is whether the balance is greater than the last time you logged in. While this exercise may feel important and… Continue reading>

Managing Your Money When You Lose Your Job

Losing your job can feel like falling into an abyss—and then having to drag yourself out on your belly through broken glass. And that’s before you even start thinking about the financial implications of having your primary revenue stream cut off. So while you’re searching for your next gig, here are a few tips to… Continue reading>

The Sandwich Generation: 5 C’s To Deal With Your Financial Challenges

As if dealing with aging parents isn’t enough, the sandwich generation is coping with raising children at the same time. It can be an emotional and financial roller coaster, being pushed and pulled in multiple directions at the same time. Watching a parent in their waning years—with increased medical needs and, for many, reduced financial… Continue reading>