Category: Money Tips

Should I Purchase or Refinance When the Stock Market Drops? (Blog)

The stock market has dropped significantly recently mostly due to Coronavirus fears. Lower mortgage rates often occur as an indirect result of a stock market drop. Read below and tune in to podcast episode 011, where I sit down with my wife Alison to have a casual conversation about whether it makes sense to purchase a home or refinance an existing mortgage during a market drop.

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Marrying Your Finances (Blog)

Joining finances as a new couple can be challenging. Here are some tips on how to make it a smooth transition without creating added stress in your relationship. Be sure to listen to episode 010 of my podcast where I talk about best strategies for marrying your finances.

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Strategies for Paying Off Student Loan Debt (Blog)

If you have 6 figure student loan debt, you’re not alone. Increasingly, more and more people graduate college with a student loan balance similar to a mortgage. This month I sat down with Lauryn Williams, CFP® to discuss some strategies for paying off your student loan debt. Be sure to listen to episode 009 of my podcast to hear the interview.

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How Stock Compensation Fits into Your Financial Plan (Blog)

This month I have a guest blog post from Chloe Moore, CFP®, founder of Financial Staples, a virtual fee-only comprehensive financial planning firm based in Atlanta, GA and serving clients nationwide. To learn how to get the most out of stock compensation and why it’s important to understand how it fits into your financial plan, read Chloe’s post below and also tune in to episode 008 of my podcast, where I interview Chloe and she shares this valuable information.

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Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones From Credit Scams (Blog)

Protecting your credit from scams is an ongoing battle. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Research shows people aren’t as savvy at identifying scams as they think they are. Plus, you don’t always have control over who has access to your sensitive information.

This month I have a guest blog post from Marguerita Cheng, CFP®, Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. Rita shares her insights and tips on what we can do to help protect ourselves, our children, and our parents from credit scams. You can also tune in to Episode 006 of my podcast to hear Rita and I talk about the different types of scams and what one can do to protect themselves.

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The 7 Steps Toward Building a System of Family Governance (Blog)

The rich get richer because the rich get help. And they have for centuries. Although we may not be ultra-wealthy, there are things that we can do to create a system for creating family harmony, preserving family history, and nurturing family values and wealth through the purposeful structure and stewardship of the founding family members. 

This month I have a guest blog post from Jason Howell, CFP®, author of Joy of Financial Planning: 7 Strategies for Transforming Your Finances and Reclaiming Your American Dream. Below  Jason shares the 7 distinct steps towards building a system of Family Governance for just a family and/or a family business.  We also talk about family governance in Episode 005 of my podcast, so be sure to tune in.

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6 Things You Need to Know About Your Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan

The responsibility to save for retirement has been switched to us. Depending on your age, your parents or grandparents might have worked one job their whole lives and retired with a pension. Aside from a few jobs like the military, or a job with the city or state, most jobs no longer offer a pension, transferring the responsibility to save for retirement to us. Read to find out the 6 things you need to know about your employer sponsored retirement plan.

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5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need to Be a Rockefeller To Have an Estate Plan

We typically hear the word “estate” and automatically associate it with the super wealthy. The truth is that most working families will likely benefit from having an estate plan in place. There are non-monetary things that can be taken care of via wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. Here are five reasons why you should consider establishing an estate plan even if you’re not super wealthy.

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