Smart about money

Congratulations! You’ve finished your estate planning. You have a will or trust, you’ve designated a financial power of attorney, and you’ve picked your health care power of attorney. At this point many people think they are finished. That’s a mistake. Watch this video to find......

Everyone who has anyone who depends on them financially or in any other way needs to make estate planning a priority. It’s just 3 documents but it’s hard actually to get the paperwork in order. What’s the hold up? Frankly, it’s hard for people to......

If you’re like me, your mailbox is brimming every day with paper! Some of it is junk but some of it you need to hang onto. It can be hard to know what to keep and what to get rid of, but this video will......

As best we can, we prepare our kids to be adults. One of the most crucial turning points for a kid becoming an adult is that first job out of college. In many ways they are on their own. As much as we prep them,......

Building a “smart money” pattern for our kids starts when they are young. According to a Cambridge University study, most children’s money habits are formed by age 7. So, from the earliest time that they have money of their own, whether from a weekly allowance,......

By 2030, the average four-year degree will cost $205,000 according to the US Department of Education.  Have you started talking to your kids yet about the cost of college?  It’s a conversation you should be having with them from the day they start school.  Initially......

Giving back to our community is an important part of our lives. As busy adults, we sometimes substitute writing a check for direct involvement in a cause that is important to us. When kids are young, though, simply handing over money – or worse, money......

  Your child’s first bank account is your opportunity to teach her vital financial skills. The first thing to make sure your child understands is that money gives her power. With money comes the power to make the decision as to what to do with......

Every month you can count on needing to sit down to pay household bills. In our household it seemed to be my daughter Madelyn who would hang around looking interested. So, I started inviting her to come in, sit down, and pull up a chair......

With the house lights down and music pounding from the stage, students one-by-one lifted cell phones into the air. Just like lighters of days gone by, this cell phone tribute seemed to draw an invisible bond between the rockers on stage and the audience of nearly 1,000 high school students packed into George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. But unlike other concerts, this band delivered more than a message with their music. Lead singer Gooding stopped the show after a set and launched into a multi-media presentation of the fundamentals of finance – all part of a tour for the non-profit Funding the Future....