college saving

Back to School

I wanted to take a short break from the series of blogs I’ve been writing to talk about the ever-growing, ever-looming issue of college tuition. For the time being, I only have to worry about sports fees and music music lessons but I know that in the blink of an eye I’m going to have two children in college at the same time.  I don’t … Continue reading Back to School

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Kids and Money

The lessons you teach your children about money will stay with them for their entire life.  What you teach them, and what you don’t teach them, can affect them well into adulthood. Do you know any adults that handle their money poorly?  Are you an adult that handles your money poorly?  Actions speak louder than words, and your children are paying attention. As parents, my … Continue reading Kids and Money

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What to look for in a CPA

Great financial professionals are everywhere, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she is right for your needs.  There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” accountant. Recently, I shared an article on Facebook and on Twitter:  11 Signs That It’s Time To Find A New Tax Professional.  It’s a good guideline about red flags you should look for when dealing … Continue reading What to look for in a CPA

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Stolen Identities

I clearly remember picking up the mail and sorting through the stack of bills and junk when I came across an envelope addressed to me from a loan institution that I didn’t recognize.  Thinking it was junk at first, I set it aside and thought nothing more about it for a few days.  When I did finally open it, I saw that it was a … Continue reading Stolen Identities