How to Dispute Mistakes on Your Credit Report By Judy Heft

How to Dispute Mistakes on Your Credit Report

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..
Now It’s YOUR Turn to Give Your Parents “The Talk”

Now It’s YOUR Turn to Give Your Parents “The Talk”

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..
No, really. You need a will. By Judy Heft

No, really. You need a will.

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..
It’s not too late: Set those goals now! By Judy Heft

It’s not too late: Set those goals now!

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..
Speak Up! By Judy Heft

Speak Up!

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..
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..
Tax Cut or Reduced Withholding? By Judy Heft

Tax Cut or Reduced Withholding?

The new tax law is in full effect this year, and accountants are struggling to learn it. In fact, an accountant friend of mine said he anticipated spending the next two years learning about the intricacies of the tax changes. That said, the meager or non-existent tax refunds we’re all… 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..
Hear Me Roar! By Judy Heft

Hear Me Roar!

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..
Accountability Buddies: Your Dream’s Best Friend By Judy Heft

Accountability Buddies: Your Dream’s Best Friend

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..