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While we might all tire from telemarketers calling at dinner time to ask for dollars or our opinion, most of us welcome a call from a friend, family or colleague asking our opinion. I don’t reach out as often as … Continue reading
One thing we’ve learned over the past five-odd years – roughly the length of the economic downturn – is how to cut back. Some people cut back because they lost jobs or didn’t get expected raises or bonuses. Others cut … Continue reading
For any parent, choosing guardians is a struggle. You want to pick the right person for your children, of course. But weighing the pros and cons of select friends and family members isn’t pretty, and you also have to worry … Continue reading
Talking about money is not the easiest thing in the world. Far from it. According to one recent survey conducted by LearnVest, a financial education website, couples have about 20 conversations about money a year – and about five fights. … Continue reading
It seems like most all work days involve a conversation I would rather not have…. coaching an employee for bad behavior, telling a vendor they are not performing, sharing news people would rather not know, and making decisions that select … Continue reading
I have had more than one parent share with me that some of the most important conversations seem to happen between parents and children in the car. I guess it is something about fewer distractions, and no direct eye contact… Continue reading
I’m lucky to have a great relationship with my mother. Not only is she one of my biggest supporters, we enjoy each other as friends. (Whenever I’m speaking at a particularly fun or cool conference, I try to bring her… Continue reading
One day while visiting my mother, she excitedly showed me a sheet of paper. Printed on the paper was just a simple spreadsheet, but it was much more. It was her retirement plan. Down the left-hand side were her funding… Continue reading
We’ve talked on this blog before about having a conversation with your parents about where they stand, financially. What we haven’t yet discussed is how to incorporate your siblings in that conversation. When you have multiple people involved, and you’re… Continue reading