Investing in Your Health; Why It Should be the Hot New Investment Trend

Nobody likes to spend money at the doctor’s office.  Health insurance premiums are a bore.  But if you break your arm or get sick, you have no choice.  You go to the doctor.  Every American is required to carry health insurance.  But is having health insurance and going to the doctor when you are sick … Read moreInvesting in Your Health; Why It Should be the Hot New Investment Trend

Navigating Your Financial Life Through This Time of Social Distancing

The coronavirus is affecting all of us in many different ways.  One of the most stressful ways for many people is navigating their finances.  I would like to offer some helpful tips for all of us. I’ll separate them by general situation. You have been laid off from your job –  Apply for unemployment immediately … Read moreNavigating Your Financial Life Through This Time of Social Distancing

Is it Selfish to Buy Christmas Presents when Others are Suffering?

Background A couple of weeks ago, I made up a little quiz about “What type of holiday shopper are you?”.   It was something I typed as a last-minute inspiration that seemed fun and would get my post writing finished for the week. Quite a few people responded and it was going along just fine, … Read moreIs it Selfish to Buy Christmas Presents when Others are Suffering?

5 Non-Traditional Ways to Successfully Manage Your Finances

Take care of your mental health. A healthy head equals a healthy wallet. Does that sound a little silly to you? If it does, stop and think about the term “retail therapy.” As easy as it is to shop online these days, it has become even more important to avoid that budget pitfall! So do whatever it takes … Read more5 Non-Traditional Ways to Successfully Manage Your Finances

7 Essential Ways to Protect Yourself When Hiring a Contractor

Get at least three bids.  Price is not the only consideration, but it’s pretty important….obviously. 🙂 Have a detailed conversation about the job with the contractor. Follow it up with a written description of the agreed upon work. Set a written payment schedule that is based upon scheduled milestones in the project.  Do not pay … Read more7 Essential Ways to Protect Yourself When Hiring a Contractor