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”?

Before Saying “I Do”—Financial Foundations For Women

Discover essential financial insights for women before tying the knot! From managing debt to securing financial independence, explore crucial considerations for a solid financial foundation in marriag... ...more

Before Saying “I Do”—Financial Foundations For Women

April 14, 20245 min read

Before Saying “I Do”—Financial Foundations For Women

Unleashing Financial Freedom: A Woman's Journey to Independence Before Marriage

Discover empowering strategies for women to attain financial autonomy and independence before tying the knot. Explore actionable tips, insights, and real-life examples in this comprehensive guide! Tak... ...more

Unleashing Financial Freedom: A Woman's Journey to Independence Before Marriage

April 07, 20245 min read

Unleashing Financial Freedom: A Woman's Journey to Independence Before Marriage

Empowering Steps Toward Financial Brilliance: Unleashing Women's Confidence in Money Matters

Discover how boosting financial confidence through education empowers women to master their finances. This inspiring guide for Financial Literacy Month highlights essential steps to take control of fi... ...more

Empowering Steps Toward Financial Brilliance: Unleashing Women's Confidence in Money Matters

March 28, 20243 min read

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Nurturing Financial Empowerment: A Guide to Inspire the Next Generation of Women!

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Nurturing Financial Empowerment

March 24, 20243 min read

Nurturing Financial Empowerment: A Guide to Inspire the Next Generation of Women!

Empowering Caregivers: Unlocking Financial Assistance Opportunities

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Empowering Caregivers: Unlocking Financial Assistance Opportunities

March 13, 20243 min read

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Financial Freedom: Key Skills for Women | Maximize Wealth

Discover the pivotal financial literacy skills every woman should master to make money work for her! Unlock the secrets to financial empowerment and secure your financial future today! ...more

Financial Freedom: Key Skills for Women | Maximize Wealth

March 07, 20244 min read

Financial Freedom: Key Skills for Women | Maximize Wealth

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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