A Little Year End Tax Planning with Your Holiday Punch

Or,  8 Year End Tax-Related Deadlines and Things to Think About With the busyness of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget about things like tax planning. After all, we’d rather focus on having fun with our friends and family! However, there isn’t much you can do to improve your tax situation after December 31st […]

Why We Need To Invest In Stocks

When stock markets correct, like they did last week, it’s important for long-term investors to remind themselves of why they are in the market in the first place. It’s because stocks over the long haul return more than bonds or cash. They do this because they are riskier, and riskier assets offer higher returns to […]

Finding Your Style Can Save You Money

There was a time when men’s grooming and fashion was as complicated as women – but that time is long gone. Today, women probably spend four times as much as men on their appearance, maybe more. The amount of money spent on clothing and accessories can do damage to one’s budget. Happily, it’s possible to […]

3 Things You May Not Know About the Roth IRA

Roth IRA’s are a great savings tool. They are different from traditional IRA’s in that they aren’t deductible, so Roth’s don’t lower your tax bill immediately. However, the tax-free nature of any earnings, no required minimum distributions (RMD’S) and ability to withdraw your contributions at any time tax and penalty free, make them a great […]

Will Wearables Save Healthcare?

We all know that healthcare costs have risen at an alarming rate over the last 20 years. And this might be a reason for alarm. But, if you look at the percentage of the increase related to diagnostic tests and corrective instead of preventative treatments, there’s reason for hope. And that reason lies in the new […]

3 Ways To Be Smarter, Saner, and Savvier

Much of my life, like yours, is spent on my desktop, laptop, tablet and smart phone. This has brought invaluable efficiencies to my work and personal life, but it has also brought tremendous headaches. So whenever I find a tool whether it be a gadget, app, or service that allows me to do or get […]

Interesting News about Women, Money (and Cats)

Who can forget Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez’s spontaneous and rowdy response to Patricia Arquette’s comments about women’s equality at the Academy Awards this past March? Meryl Streep is taking it one step further by funding a screenwriting lab for women writers over 40. The sad truth is that women represent only 7 percent of […]

NoBody Knows – And That is Why You Diversify

– Nobody knew that the yield on the 10 year Treasury would keep going down. – Nobody knew that the price of a barrel of oil would drop by 55%. – Nobody knew the Russian ruble would crash. – Nobody knew that Japan would dip into a technical recession. – Nobody knew that Europe’s tentative […]

Women and Clothes Shopping – 25 Tips to Take Control

There was a time when men’s grooming and fashion was as complicated as women – but that time is long gone. Today, women probably spend 4 x as much as men on their appearance and unwittingly get caught in the trap of trying to keep up with the fashion and beauty industry. Clothes shopping can […]

A Few Of My Favorite Reads in 2014

I’ve loved reading all my life. I can remember lying on my bed as a girl with my head deep into a book while chaos swirled around me in the cramped house I grew up in with five siblings. I read through most of the Bobbsey Twin and all the Nancy Drew mysteries and then […]