What is Supplemental Life Insurance and is it Worth the Cost?

Is supplemental life insurance worth the cost? Maybe, but private insurance might be better. Imagine you just landed a great new job. You’re really pumped for the first day of work. You put on your brand new suit, pick up your swanky briefcase, and head to...

How to financially prepare for medical costs during retirement

When envisioning your golden years, you likely have a long list of goals you’d like to achieve, from crossing destinations off your travel list to re-discovering your love of woodworking or photography. When you’ve saved for retirement with such ambitions...

Your 2017 Guide to Trusts

Providing for your family's financial needs is a key goal that most people have, but many of those who consider estate planning don't know that trusts can help them achieve their goals. Trusts are extremely flexible solutions to a host of potential...

Entrepreneurs, you’ve got to play it safe as you plan ahead

I always say that being an entrepreneur is not enough. Yes, entrepreneurs are typically a fun, hearty, confident, enthusiastic bunch. That’s great, but not enough to sustain you in business. You have to be a businessperson, too. By that I mean, not only do...

Seven Necessary Pieces Of Advice For Early-Stage Business Owners

Beginnings are hard, especially when it comes to business. Mistakes or missteps early in your career can delay, or even halt, your development in some areas. A lack of confidence — or too much — at a key moment can send your career onto a side track and...

Health-Care Costs Could Eat Up Your Retirement Savings

A new estimate may convince you to work forever—if you can. In a perfect world, the largest expenses in retirement would be for fun things like travel and entertainment. In the real world, retiree health-care costs can take an unconscionably big bite out...

10 Business Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs In Their Spare Time

These jobs that have low startup costs and are part-time are perfect for the young business person getting started. Entrepreneurship is about finding cost-efficient solutions to problems that may get in the way of your success. Rather than being a career,...

4 COMMON MYTHS THAT STAND IN THE WAY OF BUSINESS SUCCESS

I’m currently in the process of teaching my first group coaching program to seven amazing female entrepreneurs. During this time, I’ve noticed there are certain pervasive myths that stand in the way of business success. The truth is most of what the...

Don’t DIY: Business owners delegate human resources tasks

NEW YORK — As small businesses keep hiring, many owners discover that being a do-it-yourself human resources manager is the wrong job for them. Becky Robinson handled hiring, payroll and other HR needs when she started her marketing company, Weaving...

ONE MORE thing you can’t take with you to your new job.

The stapler isn’t the worst thing you might leave behind at your old job! Many Americans get their first job, or start a new one, and sign up for benefits like medical insurance etc.  Some companies also provide life insurance, usually a basic policy that...

Can You Reduce Your Risk For Alzheimers?

Three strategies that can help! Will Parrish, CDFA™ October 3, 2017 1. Exercise Your BRAIN. Learn a new language. Work brain puzzles.  Subscribe to a brain exercise program like Lumosity. Adding another language to your vocabulary may delay the onset of...

Preservation: What are the odds?

Unfortunately, the odds of avoiding some type of dementia, namely Alzheimer’s, are not good. Currently 1-in-10 people age 65 or older have Alzheimer’s 32% of people over the age of 85 have Alzheimer’s, and every 66 seconds someone in the United States...

Company 401k and Company Stock

How much of your employer’s company stock should you consider in your 401(k) account? Should an employee hold company stock in their 401(k)? A common mistake many employees of large companies make is holding too much of their retirement savings in their...

Quick Fixes For Big Gaps In Your Financial Life

There are few things more professionally satisfying to a financial coach than embracing an opportunity to guide others to and through an “aha moment.” You know, those enlightening times when you finally realize a solution to a problem that can ultimately...

6 Travel Apps That Industry Experts Swear By to Save Money

The last thing anyone wants to do is spend more money than necessary when planning a vacation. But luckily, there are plenty of great apps to help you cut your travel costs. For every stage of a trip, from scheduling flights to booking a hotel, apps can...