Separating Yourself from Temptation

Separating Yourself from Temptation

I’ve always been creative thinking of ways to spend less and save more. As a young adult, I developed what I thought was a pretty neat method for making my credit cards impossible to use: I would freeze them in a giant block of ice. That way, I would have to wallow in...

Scam Alert: Transcript Fraud

It’s a sad state of affairs when every year I have to make several unplanned posts about new fraud surrounding taxes. In the latest attack, it is not a direct attempt to steal our money, but rather our data. According to the IRS: The Internal Revenue Service and...

529 Plans 101

Right about now young couples across the region are trying to figure out what to do with all the gift money their kids received. Many simply stick it into bonds and savings accounts, but there is a tax-advantaged way to hold on to more of that money — if you intend to...
Getting Brenda’s Money Back

Getting Brenda’s Money Back

Last week I told Brenda’s story: A grandmother whose granddaughter had stolen money from her. We were able to file a police report and get the money back, but during the process I found a website with such valuable information about the rights of victims of fraud —...

Passover and Easter: Let Freedom Spring

Fresh off the heels of another fantastic Passover, I began thinking about Judaism’s companion religion, and how Passover and Easter are inextricably linked — both in the time of year when they occur and in their underlying messages of liberation and hope. Judaism...