Why are Some of Us More Vulnerable to Financial Fraud?

Why are Some of Us More Vulnerable to Financial Fraud?

Scamming people out of their money is now a multi-billion-dollar industry. In 2021 the Federal Trade Commission received 2.8 million reports of fraud from consumers who collectively lost more than $5.8 billion. The money lost is an increase of more than 70 percent...
Are you overspending your budget? 7 tips on how to switch to savings

Are you overspending your budget? 7 tips on how to switch to savings

There is no magical one-size-fits-all solution to developing and living on a budget designed to meet your goals. While there are many tools to help, the one common requirement is a commitment not to overspend. With a little planning and deliberate decision-making, you...
What’s Your Current Financial Focus? Each decade you must change.

What’s Your Current Financial Focus? Each decade you must change.

In a world of few truisms, there is one that’s very consistent: the steady path to building wealth requires that you start saving from a young age. Developing financial literacy early fosters good financial habits around saving, spending, and other aspects of personal...
How to Teach Your Children About Money Management for the Long Term

How to Teach Your Children About Money Management for the Long Term

Money. It’s a topic that is often difficult to discuss because we tend not to want to talk about our income and expenses with people. Of course, children are people too, but this is not an area where you want to open the household books to them right away. With the...
Do You Really Have to Fill Out Your Tax Organizer?

Do You Really Have to Fill Out Your Tax Organizer?

It’s tax time and we all know how daunting it is to put together the package of documents for your accountant or other tax preparer.  The document that seems to scare us the most is the tax organizer, the document your accountant sends you to help you collect your tax...
How a Daily Money Manager helps with Your Tax Return Preparation

How a Daily Money Manager helps with Your Tax Return Preparation

Last year Rhonda had a problem. Her father, Steve, who moved to Florida three years earlier, seemed to be deteriorating rapidly. She especially noticed a change in his executive functioning. These are the “mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention,...