Your good credit is your key to better deals on everything from leases to mortgages. Good credit is something to cherish and nurture, which is why it’s so maddening when there is a mistake on your credit report. Federal law states that each of the big three credit agencies has… Continue Reading..
Last week I talked about wills and the danger of not having one. One benefit to planning your estate that I didn’t mention is how it creates an opening to talk to your parents about their estate planning. This can be difficult for a couple of reasons. A lot of… Continue Reading..
Planning an estate can be unpleasant to think about — going over worst-case scenarios is usually something reserved for nightmares, not something you would consciously attend a meeting to discuss. In my experience, the most common reason parents don’t get wills is because they cannot agree on guardians for the… Continue Reading..
If you're expecting a tax bill this year and you can't afford it, the worst thing you can do is ignore it. The IRS charges a failure to pay penalty of 0.05% per month on the outstanding balance until it's paid off, and while they charge you interest compounded daily.… Continue Reading..
It's not too late to set your financial and personal goals for 2019. I think that sometimes people set their goals in January and then by March 15th or mid-March those goals are in shambles. Here are some smart tips to get you back on track. If you have credit… Continue Reading..
I’ve always been in awe of good public speakers. I am often invited to be a public speaker, but for most of my life I have shied away from it — for all the usual reasons. I even tried Toastmasters for a while. Eventually, I realized that by not speaking… Continue Reading..
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..
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..
I was recently honored to be recognized by The Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journal as one of Connecticut’s most powerful women! I believe in putting love into my business relationships. There's nothing wrong with showing a softer side and being vulnerable in business. I think people are concerned that… Continue Reading..
I’ve written before about how much I enjoy journaling. There’s just something about articulating your thoughts that makes achieving your goals so much easier. Recently I discovered another life hack that works in a way similar to journaling. I have an accountability buddy (AB)! Actually, I have a few: two… Continue Reading..