Are you a list maker?  Maybe it’s a checklist or a to-do list.  Don’t you love the feeling of crossing items off those lists? When we began our financial and future planning journey with our advisor, we made one of...
My family of six just moved into a beautiful home last month. We are still adjusting, and while everything is still fresh in my Mama brain I wanted to make a list of tips from what I've learned! Tips for...
Each month, my husband and I sit down and evaluate our budget. Groceries and gas might be high, or maybe entertainment and personal spending. Whatever it is, there’s only so much you can cut out each month to try...
Some of you may have heard about the Coin Challenge. If you haven’t, the concept is to get an empty jar and, everywhere you go, look for lost money on the ground. It's pretty cool because after your jar...
Talking about money has never come naturally for my husband and I. Until recently, conversations about money, finances, and planning for the future didn’t happen very often at our house.   If these conversations did take place, they almost always...
When I took my new job last year, I knew there would be travel, eventually.  It came a lot sooner than me or my husband were expecting and it was intense.  I was scheduled to travel back to back...
Have you cut the cord yet? Of course, I'm referring to the cable cord! Paying for cable TV can seem a lot like a landline phone these days; often times it is just another unnecessary expense with a contract...
Picture this: you’re about to go Clark W. Griswald and take a two-week family road trip. (Yes, I’m dating myself but it’s a classic.) I’m assuming most people fall between one of the two extremes. The checklist traveler: You know...
When working with people, especially new to our process, investing is where the conversation often circles. I get it…it’s trendy. It’s exciting. It’s fun. And truthfully, in finance it’s the easiest conversation to have because of the allure of...
Catchy tunes. Life lessons. Family and friends. A little tiger in a red sweater. Yes, I am talking about the lovable Daniel Tiger. Now, if you’ve never seen Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and have a preschool age kid, you need to...
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