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Re-Imagining Groundhog Day By Judy Heft

Re-Imagining Groundhog Day

It’s 2018 and I am going out on a limb to say Groundhog Day the motion picture has eclipsed Groundhog Day the holiday in cultural significance. The movie, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, depicts a meteorologist stuck in an endless 24-hour loop that begins with an alarm clock blaring… Continue Reading..
From #MeToo to #TimesUp By Judy Heft

From #MeToo to #TimesUp

If anything, the #MeeToo moment has convinced me of the awesome potential and power of the young women of today. One of my clients was saying that this moment wasn’t just the result of the media attention, but also a real feeling among women that they needn’t be desperate anymore.… Continue Reading..
2017 Holiday Tipping Guide By Judy Heft

2017 Holiday Tipping Guide

It’s the Annual Holiday Tipping Guide, 2017! It doesn’t seem like there have been very many changes across the sectors, but this year I would like to shine the spotlight on one person who appears in these guides every year, but is often underappreciated. I’m talking about the teachers. Ethics… Continue Reading..
EXPERIENCE the Holidays! By Judy Heft

EXPERIENCE the Holidays!

This year after Thanksgiving dinner, my friends and I were enjoying our coffee when the topic predictably  turned to Black Friday. They were planning on getting up at five o'clock in the morning in order to get a $20 discount along with a few other bargains! I considered standing in… Continue Reading..
Note to Self: Stop Taking Notes! By Judy Heft

Note to Self: Stop Taking Notes!

Recently I had the enormous pleasure of taking in the sights and sounds of some more tropical latitudes in Fort Lauderdale and then Cancun. Fort Lauderdale was first, where I attended a seminar full of like-minded people and I learned to focus on my intentions with my mentor, Fabienne Fredrickson… Continue Reading..
Much Abuzz About Bitcoin By Judy Heft

Much Abuzz About Bitcoin

UPDATE — December 20, 2017 It’s barely been a month since I wrote this article and Bitcoin has more than doubled in value. The network of computers that make up Bitcoin’s backbone now use more electricity than Denmark. By 2020, the network will use more electricity than the United States.… Continue Reading..
The Women’s Business Development Council of Stamford Rolls Out the Red Carpet By Judy Heft

The Women’s Business Development Council of Connecticut Rolls Out the Red Carpet

On October 20, I along with 19 other women were honored by the Women’s Business Development Council of Connecticut. Some of us were there to celebrate our staying power (over 20 years in business for me!)  — and others were there for being revolutionaries in the short time they’ve been… Continue Reading..
Case Study: The Medicaid Spend-Down By Judy Heft

Case Study: The Medicaid Spend-Down

My favorite part of being a Financial Concierge is forming lasting relationships with my clients. Part of the skill set for helping people over so many years is being able to adapt to their changing needs. Recently I had the opportunity to help someone apply for Medicaid. When I first… Continue Reading..
Understanding the Equifax Breach By Judy Heft

Understanding the Equifax Breach

Everybody is talking about Equifax, Equifax, Equifax. In this article I am going to give some recommendations about what you can do on your own until you figure out if you can trust Equifax — or any reporting agency. In case you haven't heard, between mid-May and July millions of… Continue Reading..
1111 Is the Loveliest Number By Judy Heft

1111 Is the Loveliest Number

The dust has settled and Judith Heft & Associates is open for business at our new location. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if I would make it; I found the new office in June and had originally intended to move in by July 1, which came and went.… Continue Reading..