Parents can teach kids how to build a secure future

How do parents envision their children’s financial future?They’re not optimistic.More moms and dads believe it is likely life exists on other planets than they believe in a secure financial future...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

‘Money shadows’ can limit your power to succeed

Money touches every aspect of our lives and occupies our daily thoughts.When our thoughts about money turn negative, I call them “money shadows.” Psychologist Carl Jung popularized the term...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Listen carefully before giving advice to others

Patti was getting tired of the complaining.“How should I respond to my co-worker who always says she’s broke – and it’s probably because of overspending?” she asked me.As I thought about Patti’s...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Learning lessons about money from a caveman

I must confess. I was skeptical. Living without money? How is that possible?More than that, when I first saw the book The Man Who Quit Money at Maria’s Bookshop, I declared: “This guy is some kind...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

After a divorce, recover your financial health

Divorce ranks as one of life’s most stressful changes. The emotional and financial trauma of a couple splitting up or a family breaking apart can take a long time to heal.Taking control of your...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Face your fears and put your finances in order

When it comes to money matters, do you have your head buried in the sand?Are you pretending that tax time isn’t right around the corner, that you can change your bad habits at a moment’s notice or...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Stop ‘financial flu’ from spreading around workplace

Attention, business owners: When your employees call in sick, they may have a case of the financial flu.This illness can strike young and old workers because financial stress is widespread across...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Sharing budget can give couples spending success

Managing money can often seem like an endless series of choices between undesirable alternatives. And when a couple manages their money together, financial dilemmas have the potential to become...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

A holiday budget can be your best gift of all

The bright colors of autumn have faded, and already snow has fallen in town. The sun is setting early, and the nights are cold. The holidays are nearly upon us.This week, tables will be set for...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Plan ahead, plan carefully for parenthood

Having a baby is a major life change, but it does not have to mean major money stress. Planning and budgeting can make this happy time even better.As you prepare for pregnancy, there are two...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Protect aging parents: Listen, question, act

In the wake of the recession, fear and desperation are making seniors more vulnerable to financial predators than ever.Sixty-one percent of senior citizens say they worry about running out of money...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Take a simple approach to your financial life

A simple life can be a satisfying life, and simplicity can allow you to focus on what matters most to you and what brings you the greatest fulfillment.But living this way requires effort. Without a...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

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