Category Archives: Planning for today

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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A conversation about retirement planning with my husband

If meeting with my accountant to pay taxes was enough to make me crawl under his desk and start popping anti-anxiety pills— you cannot imagine how much fun I have planning for retirement with my husband. Conversations with my husband, … Continue reading

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4 tips to help your decision to rent or buy

Should you rent or buy a home? Over the past decade, the housing market has been a roller coaster ride. Down. Way down. Up a little bit. Up big. Whether you’re looking for new dwellings because of a new job, … Continue reading

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Choosing a 529 college savings plan

It’s no secret that college costs are rising at an alarming rate. And it’s not only the cost of tuition, but book fees, housing, meal plans, etc, etc, that are also growing. So being myopic in terms of saving for … Continue reading

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5 tips for juggling financial priorities

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to managing your money is juggling financial priorities: Should you save for your own future or college for your kids? Put money in an emergency fund or pad your 401(k)? Pay down … Continue reading

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Turning Your Personal Budget from Torture into Freedom

I’ve always struggled with the idea of living my life according to a personal budget. It’s not that I was too lazy to make one or too frivolous with my money to stick to it, but to me budgeting seemed … Continue reading

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4 tips to building financial trust in marriage

The research doesn’t lie: Money is a leading cause of divorce. Whether you’re dealing with an inability to talk about it, a difference of opinion about how to spend it, or just the stress of not having enough of it, … Continue reading

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Ways to save money

One unfortunate fact of our psychological make-up is that humans, by nature, aren’t exactly wired to save. Still, we’re constantly looking for the best ways to save or, should I say, the easiest ways to save. Blame our caveman ancestors … Continue reading

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Money matters and other notes to my younger self

If I had the opportunity to give a note to my younger self with life lessons on it, I would start with financial advice. First, I’d encourage her to engage with money matters as soon as possible and, also, to … Continue reading

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