In my last article I talked about a service that takes your spare change and invests it for you. Today I’ll be talking about the opposite — things that steal your spare change. The biggest one is not canceling your unused subscriptions. They are like death-by-a-thousand-papercuts for your bank account.… Continue Reading..
Banking and investing have really changed since when I was first starting out. Investing, in particular, seemed out of reach. As a young woman (and now as an entrepreneur), I never had a benefits package of any kind — much less access to an employer-matching 401k or IRA. A new… Continue Reading..
“Just write a check.” That legendary Heft family quote did not come from either of my parents, but from my 8-year-old sister. Somehow, she had mastered the concept of floating a check early on, like a true prodigy. I retold this story while I was training to become a Certified… Continue Reading..
You’ve likely already signed, sealed, and delivered your tax returns to the post office — and if you haven’t, you’d better look at the calendar! Now is the time to start thinking about how to make next year’s tax season easier on you. For me, tax time always brings about… Continue Reading..
Being organized comes with so many benefits, it should really be right up there with meditating and working out on the self-care pyramid. Besides enabling you to do more by freeing up more time, it leaves you feeling better about your job and your life because last-minute surprises aren’t so… Continue Reading..
When thinking about credit, it’s important to know the range of scores that the three major reporting agencies give out, and where you fit in. 850: This is the top credit score. Very few people are 850s. 700 or greater: Anything in this range is considered excellent credit. 658 to… Continue Reading..
New Tax Alert: In an effort to combat the growing problem of tax fraud, the IRS has updated its rules for payroll tax filing. Instead of February 28, W2s and 1099s needed to be filed by January 31, 2017. If you have not already done so, drop everything and see… Continue Reading..
Each new day, as the sun begins its journey from Chesapeake Bay to the Golden Gate, stories are taking shape across our great country. The challenges we face are at once unique and universal: Protecting the people we love by providing stability and a sound legacy. In my book, How To Be… Continue Reading..
My journey to becoming a Financial Concierge and Certified Money Coach started when I learned how to balance a checkbook at my parents’ clothing store. But there is another side to my profession, and that is helping people. Twenty years ago, our greatest challenge during Tax Time was to gather… 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..