So, How Are Your Parent’s Finances?

Q: I read your article about family and money. My family and I just do not discuss money matters with each other. Do you really think it’s that important? A: Thank you for your comment and question! Yes, I do. Because no matter how private you are now, things have a...

How Do I Know If I Have Wealth?

  Q: My salary should be more than enough for my needs but I don’t feel like I’m getting ahead. What does it mean to be wealthy? A: Excellent question. Another way to put this is: “Does my salary define my wealth?” There are lots of ways to define wealth, but...

Are Men & Women Different With Money?

  Q: My husband and I fight over money and things related to money. He wants to spend and I want to save. How can we reduce the bickering? A: You bring up a great question with which many couples struggle. Recognize that men and women tend to think differently...

Are Money Memories Holding You Back?

Q: I was not taught good money habits when I was growing up and I can’t seem to change my ways as an adult. What should I do? A: When we are young, we are like sponges and absorb everything, good and bad. We have our rational, thinking minds, but I believe that bad...

How to Stop Dreading and Start Doing

Q: I have made some bad decisions in the past, and I’m feeling stuck and embarrassed and have no idea where to begin. Do you have any advice? A: If it’s any consolation, you are not alone. We live in a society with a strong message that you’re not enough unless...

What is Financial Planning?

Q: I know you are a financial planner, but what exactly do you do and do I need one, or is this something for when you’re retired? A: I hear this question a lot! I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, which means I went through a fairly intense course of...

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