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First, I hope this post finds you and your loved ones safe and well. With the terrible state of affairs in the Ukraine, it’s personally been a reminder of how blessed I am to do what I love with people I truly care about and to have the freedom to do so! War is unpredictable. […]

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What to Do With a Windfall Windfall could be a large cash bonus from work, proceeds from the sale of your stock options when your company goes public, or unexpected inheritance. Here are some tips on how to handle your money when you are handed the check. Keeping It Getting rich and staying rich requires […]

There’s More to Investing Than Risk and Return Christine Benz, one of the most respected investment commentators in the country, shares “The more I know [about investing], the more I can’t be bothered with the arcane, the volatile, the hard to understand. Instead, I crave simplicity, peace of mind and the ability to be asleep […]

How to Prepare Your Finances Before Quitting Your Job With preparation, anything is possible. Confessions of an Overnight Millionaire You may have heard that IPO (“Initial Public Offering”) mania is nutso (technical term) this year. This honest article about becoming an “overnight millionaire” is very timely. Not everyone involved working for a company that has […]

Here’s what I’ve been reading this past week or so. Couples Are Happier When They Talk About Money Some uncomfortable facts: 74% of women die single, and 90% of women will manage their own money in their lifetime, whether they want to or not. Many married or partnered women don’t realize that the statistics overwhelmingly say that someday […]

My parents came to this country with $100 cash. They had no family in the U.S. They hoped that with hard work and a little luck they could make a better life. I grew up knowing that we didn’t have a financial safety net. My earliest memories about money revolved around feelings of fear, scarcity, […]

My Freezer in December 2006 Frozen pizzas, carton of Haagen-Dazs, lots of breast milk (yes, mine, thank you very much), and our 6 month-old son’s lovies creatively named Duckie and Cow… Bet you didn’t know that below-freezing temperatures kill dust mites! Unfortunately, below-freezing temperatures do not kill COVID-19. While at war with dust mites and other suspected allergens, […]