The end of the year is always a great time review your finances. Hopefully you’ll be getting a big bonus and you’ll be able to wipe out some of your bad financial decisions from throughout the year—or, alternatively, make sure you reach the yearly maximum contribution to your IRA. And… Continue Reading..
I don’t wish to delve into presidential politics, but the issues the candidates discuss don’t belong to them. And when it comes to the problem of casual (and overt) sexism, women have been in the trenches fighting the good fight for hundreds of years. That’s why I was shocked while… Continue Reading..
On October 1st, the State of Connecticut put in force a new law governing powers of attorney (POAs) called the Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act. The Act attempts to clarify certain things that were unclear under the prior law, but any powers of attorney made prior to its passage… Continue Reading..
The size and scope of receipts has gotten ridiculous. Whether you’re buying bottled water at CVS or lunch at Boston Market, you’re likely to get a receipt that is at least a foot long and loaded with type that says: How did we do? Call our toll-free number and receive… Continue Reading..
Wells Fargo really stepped in it recently—or rather, over the last few years. It has been confirmed that it fraudulently opened two million fake accounts that were all tied in with real, established accounts, all without the knowledge of the real account holders. In congressional testimony and leaks to the… Continue Reading..
Whenever we talk to our young adult children about money, it’s a good idea for us to be careful about what we say and how we say it. For starters, don’t come off as bossy or tell them what to do—because they may do the opposite just to spite us.… Continue Reading..
In the beginning of August, one of my clients began renting a property to a new tenant. We set up a system where the rent would be deposited into a certain account at XYZ Bank, and my client proceeded to go back to her home in Europe. Not long after… Continue Reading..
Retirees are always prime candidates for financial scams. Scams come from phone calls, emails, faxes, and sometimes they show up on your doorstep. In this post I examine three different scams that happened to good people in real life. The Door-to-Door Salesperson An elderly client received a knock at the… Continue Reading..
One of the most often overlooked aspects of running a business is to create a system—as I mentioned in my book: you need a system, I need a system, EVERYBODY NEEDS A SYSTEM! And I’m not talking about your circulatory system, or your nervous system—indeed, the system I am talking… Continue Reading..