Financial Planning — It has nothing to do with luck.

This month of March you may be thinking about all things green – including your hard-earned cash! You may also hope that some good luck finds its way to you. Oddly enough, many people view luck as an integral part of their personal finances. The idea that wealth is a direct result of “getting lucky” […]

February is Often a Month Full of Relationship Talk.

February is often a month full of relationship talk. We talk about what a healthy relationship looks like, what a healthy self-view while you’re single looks like, and the best heart-shaped-recipes to cook on February 14th with your significant other. But I want to talk about the significant other in your life that nobody wants […]

Why Do We Procrastinate about Finances?

Let’s face it: life gets busy. Between our professional and personal lives, we often have very little time left over to work toward big-picture goals, and some important things end up getting neglected. Personal finance is something that’s easy to put on the back burner. I hear it from clients all the time: I only […]

Why You Need A Financial Plan

There are a few times a year when the volume of calls to my office from people seeking financial advice goes way up. One of them is in January when New Year’s resolutions are top of mind and another is the 30 or so days leading up to the tax deadline in mid-April.The “January effect” […]

Women and Financial Education: Start Learning Now!

Women have something in common when it comes to their money: At some point in their lives, they will need to manage it on their own. Unfortunately many are ill-prepared to do so because they haven’t taken the time to learn about personal finances. Whether a woman is single, married, with a life-partner, divorced or widowed […]

Why We Should Talk About Women’s Financial Empowerment Now More than Ever

Millions of women all over the world took to the streets on January 21st to stand up for what they believe in. The energy of the Women’s March was contagious, and it was thrilling to be a part of the sea of knitted pink hats and hand-made signs with clever slogans such as: “Tweet women […]

Happily Self-Employed: 10 Tips to Finding Bliss as Your Own Boss!

A friend who recently left her corporate job and is now self-employed asked me how I manage to run a business while still enjoying an active, interesting life outside of work.  She wanted some suggestions, which made me reflect on what has been most important for me in achieving a healthy and happy work-life balance. […]

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

We need to invest in stocks because over the long term they will give you a higher return on your money and they are easy to sell if you need the money (this is referred to as liquidity in investment-speak)  When you invest in stocks, you’re investing in the future earnings of companies – and […]

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 […]