The Consequences of Going AWOL By Judy Heft

The Consequences of Going AWOL

I have a friend whose relationship with organization is strained at best. Recently, he made a pretty harmless error that carried outsized, dire consequences — a mistake that Judith Heft & Associates could have prevented if he had hired us. As Eric was preparing to spend the summer in upstate… Continue Reading..
Live Long and Prosper By Judy Heft

Live Long and Prosper

The average life expectancy in America is currently 78.74 years, and it keeps going up. Everywhere I go I seem to find octogenarians, nonagenarians, and centenarians living life to the fullest. It makes me feel very optimistic about myself and friends and family, but there is always the nagging thought… Continue Reading..
What is considered a good credit score?

What is considered a good credit score?

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..
Grow a Philanthropist by Judy Heft

Grow a Philanthropist

I often spend my time wishing that my grand-babies could stay babies for as long as possible, but I recently discovered a book that makes me wish they were already reading. The Giving Book by Ellen Sabin is an introduction to philanthropy geared towards children between five and ten years… Continue Reading..
You Can Have Your Debit Card—And Authorized Users, Too! By Judy Heft

You Can Have Your Debit Card—And Authorized Users, Too!

Recently I was interrupted during a fabulous vacation by a call from the bank. Thankfully they weren’t calling about the card I was intending to use for the check, but they did have some concerns about something else that is dear to my heart: one of my clients. The bank… Continue Reading..
Happy Passover From Judith Heft & Associates

Happy Passover From Judith Heft & Associates

With Passover having come and gone, I find myself in a sea of memories—yet at the same time I am so excited about the future. But it all came together with the food. Shopping for holiday dinners has always felt like I’m feeding my soul. Maybe it’s just the thought… Continue Reading..
5 Must-Read Books This Spring By Judy Heft

5 Must-Read Books This Spring

Success is something you attract by the person you become. - Jim Rohn I've been turning over a new leaf recently, reading more and watching less television. This week I would like to share some of the page-turners that have been keeping me occupied. Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod This… Continue Reading..
Organization by Judy Heft

Book Excerpt: Organization

In my Book, How To Be Smart, Successful, And Organized With Your Money, I spend a chapter on organization. The first part of the chapter deals with steps to take: Throw Out Your Junk Mail: You need to be merciless when freeing yourself from this unsolicited nuisance. That’s why I… Continue Reading..
IRS Lays Down The Law With Its Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

IRS Lays Down The Law With Its Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

The following alert is republished from an IRS webpage that can be found here. Taxpayers need to watch out for identity theft especially around tax time. The IRS continues to aggressively pursue the criminals that file fraudulent returns using someone else’s Social Security number. Though the agency is making progress… Continue Reading..
A Cautionary Tale About Retirement By Judy Heft

A Cautionary Tale About Retirement

In addition to my business as a Financial Concierge, I volunteer at SilverSource (formerly Senior Services of Stamford). SilverSource is a senior provider network that has been operating for over 100 years, financially assisting older Americans who are in emergency situations. Typical things they may pay for include: Heating or… Continue Reading..