Understanding Long-Term Care Planning: Medicare, Insurance, and Financial Strategies

Is your financial house in order for long-term care? Discover the differences between healthcare and long-term care, what Medicare covers, and the importance of long-term care insurance. Learn to avoi... ...more

Understanding Long-Term Care Planning: Medicare, Insurance, and Financial Strategies

July 18, 202410 min read

Understanding Long-Term Care Planning: Medicare, Insurance, and Financial Strategies

Concise Guide to Long-Term Care Planning for Women: Key Considerations and Practical Steps

Long-term care planning is a critical aspect of financial and personal well-being, especially for women. ...more

Concise Guide to Long-Term Care Planning for Women: Key Considerations and Practical Steps

July 04, 20245 min read

Concise Guide to Long-Term Care Planning for Women: Key Considerations and Practical Steps

Securing Your Future: Essential Planning for Financial Stability and Care in Your Later Years

Planning for financial stability and living arrangements in later years is crucial but often overlooked. Today's decisions shape our comfort, security, and well-being as we age. This guide covers esse... ...more

Securing Your Future: Essential Planning for Financial Stability and Care in Your Later Years

June 28, 20248 min read

Securing Your Future: Essential Planning for Financial Stability and Care in Your Later Years

Navigating Long-Term Care: What Medicare Does and Doesn't Cover

Secure your future by planning today. Schedule a call with us to navigate the complexities of long-term care and protect your loved ones. Don't leave your future to chance—start now! ...more

Navigating Long-Term Care: What Medicare Does and Doesn't Cover

June 13, 202412 min read

Navigating Long-Term Care: What Medicare Does and Doesn't Cover

Mastering the Money Game: A Breadwinning Bride's Guide to Financial Navigation Before Tying the Knot

Learn how breadwinning brides can confidently manage finances before marriage! Discover essential tips and strategies to ensure financial harmony in your relationship. ...more

Mastering the Money Game: A Breadwinning Bride's Guide to Financial Navigation Before Tying the Knot

May 05, 20245 min read

Mastering the Money Game: A Breadwinning Bride's Guide to Financial Navigation Before Tying the Knot

Navigating the Financial Seas Together: Essential Steps Before Setting Sail

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Navigating the Financial Seas Together: Essential Steps Before Setting Sail

April 26, 20245 min read

Navigating the Financial Seas Together: Essential Steps Before Setting Sail

How Can Couples Navigate Income and Debt Discussions Before Saying “I Do”?

Discover essential tips for couples to effectively discuss income and debt before marriage, ensuring a harmonious financial future together. Learn how to navigate these crucial conversations with conf... ...more

How Can Couples Navigate Income and Debt Discussions Before Saying “I Do”?

April 18, 20244 min read

How Can Couples Navigate Income and Debt Discussions Before Saying “I Do”?

HOMESCHOOLING: Haven or Havoc?

Your child's school years are precious and fleeting.

Now could be your best time to step up where your school is letting your child down. Let this series of myth-busting short chapters encourage you.

2 Major Mistakes

Which one will you make?

Which of these 2 retirement mistakes are you making right now? It's impossible to entirely avoid both mistakes.


You won't know for sure which mistake will work out better for you until it's too late.


How to choose?

Finding the Will

(Part 1)

Part 1: Have the will to arrange for a smooth transition when you’re no longer around to answer questions

Have the will to arrange for a smooth transition when you’re no longer around to answer questions (Part 1)


Ensuring your children or other Loved Ones can readily access your important papers when you die entails a sound process versus one or two conversations. You must overcome aversion to the subject of death, procrastination of anything that is long-term, and the tendency to assume things will be fine. Family dynamics can be sweet, spicy, or dicey.

Finding the Will

(Part 2)

Part 2: Getting Organized

While the internet permits convenient access to accounts, policies, and stored documents, it presents a plethora of password management problems. which too many people avoid by succumbing to password laziness, such as:

  • re-using passwords for multiple logins, or
  • use simple, easy to remember passwords, or
  • writing them on sticky notes placed on their monitor or under their keyboard, or
  • keeping them in a spreadsheet on their computer, or
  • letting their browser remember passwords for them

Embrace Your Clarence

Is Clarence your future?


Golden insight from a golden retriever.

Post-Pandemic W.E.L.L.ness

Working, Earning, Learning, and Launching to Thrive

Where life drastically changed forever two years ago, everyone adjusted to the best of their abilities.


Here are a few of the key adjustments--"pandemic pivots"--that sustained some and prospered others.

Prenuptial Adulting

Equip Them for Happily Ever After

“Mom, Dad, we’re getting married!"


“Wonderful, congratulations! Here’s what you both need to do first.”


Equipping newlyweds with essentials of responsibility leaves plenty of life yet to be discovered on their own. Adults understand that love isn’t oogly feelings; it’s a hard choice. It’s putting your commitments and your money where your mouth is.


Many of the following steps also apply to one’s turning 18 years old. Becoming engaged adds urgency and a deadline.

Rethinking Competing Funds for College and Retirement

We live in a time of skyrocketing inflation topping decades of unbridled higher education costs.


Is the tension between funding your retirement and funding (at least partially) your children’s college education keeping you up at night?


You’re not alone.

Married? Is Your Endgame 100% or Just 50%?

Are you single? That other 50% could be whoever is most important to you.

Multiple unforgiving players factor into your retirement and estate plans (collectively your “endgame”). Household names include the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Key decisions with these players are nearly impossible to reverse. Plus, if you qualify for a pension, how you activate it is another irreversible decision.

Are you more of a planner than your spouse? It’s all too common for one spouse to blindly trust the planning spouse. Countless endgame “plans” were created by 50% of a couple:

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