I’ve often wondered how our forefathers accomplished so much. Was it the times in which they lived? Were the ones we learn about in history class actually genius’s? Has history somehow magnified what they did?
Benjamin Franklin lived in the 1700′s and died at age 84. There were no instantaneous communications, no fast travel methods, no fast food joints nor powerful computing devices to assist him in his achievements. In spite of this, his lifetime achievements are noteworthy and bountiful. Continue reading
The Simple Path to Lifelong Security by Jean Chatzky. Copyright 2012 Published by Rodale, Inc NY, NY
Jean Chatzky was a keynote speaker at FinCon13, the conference for financial bloggers at which I spoke in October, 2013. She is a finance editor at the Today show and contributes finance articles to Prevention and Newsweek magazines. She has written 5 books. Continue reading
Many things develop and change over the course of a person’s life. Whether this is lifestyle, relationships, or managing your health, things change with age. Because millennials grew up in the midst of a stock market low in the early 2000s, many young people know very little about investing.
Here are tips on how your investing strategies should change as you age. These might be different for everybody but this is a general overview on what you should focus on. Continue reading
In How to Write a Multi-generation Family Values Statement – Step One I noted that creating a values statement is no easy task with your adult children and their families. Time is of the essence for families with jobs and children and problems of their own. Creating a family values statement including all living generations is an activity that can easily get pushed aside for more pressing and immediate needs.
In that post, I recognized the problem and theorized that:
“One of our very first group conversations needs to be an answer to the question: Why are we doing this? We need to understand if and how it will benefit our family, what we will do with the answers and how we will demonstrate and pass along those answers to our next gen.”
Why are we doing this? Why create a family values statement? Continue reading
Today we have the pleasure of hosting the carnival of financial planning. Lots of great reads. Hope your Halloween is (was) safe and fun!
You might also want to check out a few of my current favorite blogs:
As you know, I spoke at FinCon13 in a work session this year. The session was for advanced bloggers and was called “How to Build Systems for Your blog”.
During the conference I shared input I have already received from others. During and after the conference I hope to highlight some of that information and share it with all of you.
In this post, we hear from Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff. Continue reading