Who Needs a Financial Concierge? By Judy Heft

Who needs a financial concierge? People who want peace in their life!

I think we’ve all been befuddled at some point or other, but it’s never worse than when it’s in an unfamiliar city. Luckily, most hotels have a concierge who will do whatever it takes to help you. So then what is a financial concierge? Like a hotel concierge, a financial… Continue Reading..
If You Plan on Spending, You Need a Spending Plan By Judy Heft

If You Plan on Spending, You Need a Spending Plan

We’ve all messed up on diets, we’ve all skipped a month (or two) at the gym. In one way or another, sometimes after way more than two months, we eventually learn that we haven’t ruined anything by not sticking to our original plan. We just need to get back on… Continue Reading..
Separation of Business and Personal By Judy Heft

Separation of Business and Personal

A lot of new business owners commingle their personal finances with those of their businesses. That's okay...if you're a bookkeeper. If you’re not keeping categories and reconciling your bank accounts, it may prove difficult. A lot of stakeholders in businesses — both startups and companies that have been in business… Continue Reading..

A Teachable Moment: “Rock Bottom”

Hitting “rock bottom” is a relative term; it really depends on how far you allow yourself to fall. Sometimes it can be devastating to you or your loved ones, while other times rock bottom provides a firm foundation for something better. For instance, Manhattan has a rock bottom, but only… Continue Reading..

Strategies for Surviving Student Loans

I rarely get calls about student loans, but last week I received two in one day. Call #1 was from a financial advisor who wanted to talk about one of his clients. The client had contacted him out of exasperation at her children’s dire economic straits, which were largely due… Continue Reading..

Basic Is The New Black For Spending Plans

As we all certainly know, time is merciless in its march into the future. And at this time of year, especially, we are cognizant of the new year ahead. In addition to filling our gyms beyond capacity on January 2nd, many of us choose to tone up our wallets, usually… Continue Reading..

Spending Plans

The word “budget” is perhaps the only four-letter word that has six letters. That is why I don’t do budgets with my clients. We figure out spending plans instead. And each spending plan I help to draw up is as unique as the person it is tailored to. However, no… Continue Reading..