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Author Archives: Laurie Nordquist
In previous posts, I’ve mentioned that my husband and I have more free time now that our kids are out of the house and we have an empty nest. We still have two in college so we need to be … Continue reading
Did your mother ever say to you should do something because “It’s good for you.” I know I’ve said that on more than a few occasions to my three kids. Whether it was “Eat your vegetables,” “Get some exercise” or … Continue reading
My calendar is key for reminding me of important dates and events. Whether it’s someone’s birthday or anniversary or a holiday, that calendar reminder prompts me to do something. I may send a card, make a phone call or plan … Continue reading
We have three kids in college right now. Fortunately, we have saved diligently for this and two of three were fortunate enough to get scholarships that help bring down the price tag a bit. College is a big investment and … Continue reading
I recently spent a few days on a sailboat on Lake Superior with a group of 5 friends. Lake Superior is the largest fresh water body of water in the world. When you are out on a sailboat, you hear … Continue reading
On a recent Sunday I caught a delightful human interest story on CBS about 89 years old Ed Bray from Cookson, Oklahoma. He’s a WW2 survivor with many medals of Honor to acknowledge his service and bravery to our country. … Continue reading
I work with 401(k) plans, so I have always been a strong believer in saving on a pre-tax basis. The premise is that most of us will pay lower taxes when we withdraw the money in retirement. Yet our recent … Continue reading
Our first quarter 2013 Wells Fargo/ Gallup investor/ Retirement optimism index made a BIG jump from November 2012. Optimism is rising, the index is at +31 compared to -8 in 4th quarter 2012. The optimism was much higher for non-retirees … Continue reading
On a recent road trip, I was enjoying the cruise control option on the car. Set the speed and enjoy the scenery. Personally , that’s what I like to do with my savings plan. If I can put my savings … Continue reading
Meir Statman, a Behavioral finance professor at Santa Clara University was recently interviewed by Money Magazine about how well Americans are doing with retirement savings. Specifically, he proposed that many of us need more than a nudge, we need a… Continue reading