Category Archives: Planning for today

5 tips to keep the cost of moving down

Moving is costly; there’s very little way around it. But it is at times necessary, and at other times worth the investment — when you’re downsizing, for example, or moving for a job that comes with a salary increase. Most … Continue reading

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Less is more

Less is more, right? For the most part when we talk about money, we’re talking about being responsible: saving for retirement, planning college tuition for our kids (or hoping to be able to help them financially), or building a safety … Continue reading

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5 tips for how to prepare to sell your house during a relocation

When it comes time to put their homes on the market, many sellers these days are investing in a bit of home staging — a few new accessories or a fresh coat of (neutral) paint that help a house put … Continue reading

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Are you a spender or a saver?

Take the quiz and find out if you’re a spender or a saver! On a trip to the grocery store you: Have a meal plan in your hand. You only get the items on your list and buy generic brands … Continue reading

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Should we spend money on experiences?

Does spending money on experiences or things make more sense? Is there a correlation between money and happiness? There are things that we need, no doubt, to make our lives easier and more comfortable. There are things that we want … Continue reading

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Six tips for how to save money during the holidays

If this holiday season has your head is spinning and you’re at a loss for how to save money during the holidays faster than the Sugar Plum Fairy can pirouette, you’re not alone. We’re all at a loss when it … Continue reading

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3 steps on how to be grateful when life gives you lemons

Growing up, we were all taught to be grateful. During the holidays it’s hard not to be bombarded with overly jolly messages of giving thanks. Trust me, I’ve always been an advocate for finding gratitude even when life gives you … Continue reading

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Tips on charitable giving that won’t hurt your bottom line

Giving to a charity you believe in is an investment of sorts — not the kind you put in your portfolio, but the kind you make in your psyche. People who give back have been shown to sleep better and … Continue reading

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Five tips for a smooth transition to a new job

According to research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, younger baby boomers — those born between 1957 and 1964 — held an average of 11.3 jobs between ages 18 and 46. Twenty-six percent of those tracked held 15 jobs or … Continue reading

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Retirement saving tips for children during National Save for Retirement Week

We’re in the midst of National Save for Retirement Week . And while I admit it’s not quite as exciting as Peanut Butter Lovers Month (coming up in November), it’s a good opportunity to revisit your retirement savings and make … Continue reading

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