First Quarter Update and Outlook By Judy Heft

We’re Expanding and Hiring

Are you not-so-patiently awaiting spring’s arrival like me? Hopefully the warmer weather will arrive soon. In the meantime, we’ve been growing! Our business has grown with the addition of a few new clients (welcome!). We survived a busy tax season, which has now ended. Currently our days are spent working… Continue Reading..
Money Is More than Dollars and Cents By Judy Heft

Money Is More than Dollars and Cents

I've been unofficially coaching people about money for over 22 years, but only recently have I formally studied it at the Money Coaching Institute. I've witnessed bankruptcy, people outliving their money, divorce, frivolous spending, children with a sense of entitlement, women who are in the dark about their household finances...and… Continue Reading..
5 Easy Ways to Get More Organized By Judy Heft

5 Easy Ways to Get More Organized

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..
Re-Imagining Groundhog Day By Judy Heft

Re-Imagining Groundhog Day

It’s 2018 and I am going out on a limb to say Groundhog Day the motion picture has eclipsed Groundhog Day the holiday in cultural significance. The movie, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, depicts a meteorologist stuck in an endless 24-hour loop that begins with an alarm clock blaring… 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..
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..
What Is a Financial Concierge? By Judy Heft

What Is a Financial Concierge?

Being a bookkeeper is easy: add this, subtract that, and divide by twelve for the monthly number. It’s like working the front desk at a hotel. But what if you arrive at the hotel with bags under your eyes and a pounding headache (like the total hot mess that you… 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..

Reduce Your “Calgon Take Me Away” Moments By Being Organized

I always cringe when a TV show or a movie has a plot twist where one of the characters is wandering alone somewhere, just a few feet away from help, but she never realizes it and ends up having some sort of a bad thing happen to her. I feel… Continue Reading..

Start Liberating Yourself From Clutter With These Baby Steps

My mother was extremely organized. Naturally, I was a rebellious kid who embraced disorganization...and I became an adult who married disorganization, figuratively and literally. Together, my was-band (He WAS my husBAND) and I each managed our own businesses quite well down in the valleys of mountains of unopened mail. When… Continue Reading..