Monthly Archives: February 2011

Week 4: Have a money date with your spouse / partner

My husband and I can’t put together a piece of Ikea (or other) furniture without having a fight. We can hardly even talk about fixing things without one of us getting cranky and huffing out of the room. Neither one… Continue reading

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Yours, mine and ours

As the April tax filing deadline approaches, I’m guessing there are very few couples actually looking forward to hours spent with their spouses gathering W-2s, 1099s and evidence of charitable deductions as they prepare to file 2010 tax returns…. Continue reading

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Week 3: Get your files into shape for the coming year

Does anything feel better than cleaning your closet? Well, probably so, but setting up my files for the coming year (and retiring the older ones to the basement) is a close second in my book. I love the feeling of… Continue reading

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Survey says: Retirement is your next financial frontier

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity as my colleagues and I have been sharing the results of our recent Retirement Survey with the media. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to see the survey results. If not,… Continue reading

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Week 2: Deal with the holiday hangover

By now, it’s a pretty good bet that your holiday bills are rolling in. There are the teachers’ gifts you forgot you had to buy. Oops, and the round of drinks you picked up at the book club party. Oh,… Continue reading

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Change really is the spice of life

Pasta, pot roast, peas…ever get in a rut with your menus? I do. I need to inject some creative ideas every once in awhile to change things up. Some familiarity is good, but too much becomes dull and boring over… Continue reading

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Week 1: Set some goals

What do you want? What are your hopes for the year? The decade? The next 30 years? Do you want to go on vacation, buy a house, put your kids through college, stop working before you hit 60? You may… Continue reading

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Recession continues to impact retirement savings rates

As regular readers know, we’ve been highlighting results from our annual Wells Fargo Retirement Study for a couple weeks now. This is the third in a series of four posts—here are part one and part two. As I’ve mentioned, we… Continue reading

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Intro: Hello and welcome

Welcome to 2011 and our new blog! I think of this as a blog on a mission: To get your financial life in shape over the next 12 months. I know the past two years have been rough on some… Continue reading

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