Passing the Torch of Financial Literacy

Passing the Torch of Financial Literacy

Eww, money. No one wants to talk about it. But how else are kids going to learn about it? I’m not saying parents should be sharing the bills with the kids every month.  And kids should never think they are broke.  But it’s certainly not a bad idea to instill the...

Taxes: Are You Like This?

You’ve likely already signed, sealed, and delivered your tax returns to the post office — and if you haven’t, you’d better look at the calendar! Now is the time to start thinking about how to make next year’s tax season easier on you. For me, tax time always brings...

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...
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...