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..
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..
I’m not a CPA, and when it comes to all the rules and regulations surrounding individual retirement accounts (IRAs), I know I’ve made the right career choice. Most people know that there are two types of IRAs called Traditional and Roth, but not much else. The emergence of micro-investing apps… Continue Reading..
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..
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..
As we enter the mad dash to the finish line of 2016, there is a lot of work to be done—both in the office and at home. In fact, some people describe this time of year as the only time any real work gets done at all. But don’t let… Continue Reading..
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..
I look out for their welfare. Unfortunately, the world is full of shady characters trying to make a quick buck off seniors, legally or illegally. That is why I had to have an “intervention” with a potential client I spoke to last week. She called me and indicated she was interested… Continue Reading..
As 2012 draws to a close, now is the time time to begin preparations for all of your End-of-Year reporting and tax requirements. Meeting with your accountant is the most important financial thing you can do to get ready for the end of the year, and it’s not too late. Your… Continue Reading..