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September – A Great Time to Organize Your Finances

I always loved the beginning of the new school year.  It is a time to start new….new clothes, new sneakers, new books and new classes.  If you have children, then you know that the push is on to get everyone settled for the new school year. It seems to be more of a beginning than […]

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Considering a Reverse Mortgage?

I wrote this article for the Bergen County magazine “Autumn Years” concerning a topic that has gotten more attention lately. Autumn Years is a quarterly regional magazine whose mission is to inspire and inform members of the sixty-plus generation. The topic is the Reverse Mortgage.  If you’re 62 or older – and want money to pay […]

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Let them eat cake!

Wedding planning can be exhilarating and exhausting but definitely enjoyable.  Dan and I had the hard task of attending a cake tasting with the baker on what kind of cake to serve at our daughter’s wedding. Times have surely changed as I have never been to a cake tasting before as our wedding had the traditional […]

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The Dresser Drawer

The Dresser Drawer

I grew up in a typical middle income town on Long Island with a rather large family.  There were five children in an unusually large home in the suburbs with a dog named Happy and a cat named Cleo.  The household also included the most important part of my upbringing, my Nana.  In those days, […]

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“A little recognition goes a long way.” We started writing this financial blog in 2012 with the hopes to educate and entertain the readers on financial issues and how they pertain to everyday life.  When we first began, we were certain that we were writing for a few family and friends (or so it seemed).  […]

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Say Something Nice!

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all                                                             From the movie  Bambi Growing up this phrase was repeated many times, at home, in the […]

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The Value of Advice - DFA Video

The Value of Advice – DFA Video

I have always been fascinated by the concept of fingerprints and the fact that no two human fingerprints are the same.  Even identical twins have different imprints.  This gives validity to the fact that we are different and have different needs and wants.  There are differences – sometimes subtle – and other times not so subtle. […]

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Find Hope and Joy!

Find Hope and Joy!

It’s graduation season and there are some wonderful commencement speakers who have interesting insight and advice for those who are graduating.  I always enjoy reading or listening to the many varied points of view and advice for those achieving this milestone in their lives. Many times the speeches are aimed for those in transition – leaving […]

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Like physical training, financial planning should be tailored to the individual goals for the individual.

Training and Planning for Your Future

Working out has never been my favorite pastime.  But like most of us, I find that it is a necessity.  There are many who do not like going to a gym, including me.  However, it can help me get motivated when I work-out with others who are enduring the same activity. Therefore,  I joined a gym. Not just […]

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Are you Psychologically Prepared for Retirement?

Have you done all the planning and believe your retirement is all accounted for financially? Well that is a good start.  But have you taken the time to plan how the changes will affect you psychologically when you transition into retirement? Most major life-changing events involve an ongoing process of emotional adjustment, and retirement is no exception. Retirees must face, […]

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