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Preparing Financially to Buy a Home

This guest post was written by several of the experienced realtors at Gloria Nilson Real Estate Co. in New Jersey and eastern PA.   They sell houses of all shapes, sizes and price ranges.  This post discusses what to consider when purchasing a home for the first time and tips on preparing financially for this purchase. […]

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Searching for the Right College

“Time Flies.  It’s up to you to be the navigator.”    Robert Orben   All of a sudden your child is in high school and the realization begins to set in that college is pending.  How did you get to this point and how are you to navigate the many questions on planning and preparing for […]

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Helping Your Parents Manage Their Money

Helping Your Parents Manage Their Money

Getting older is hard. As you hit a certain stage of your life you realize that many of your friends are encountering the same issues. There is not a week that goes by that the discussion of how to care for aging parents doesn’t arise. The concerns range from healthcare and  housing to monetary and emotional issues. […]

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The Incredible Power of the Capital Markets

The power of free capital markets can be hard to understand.  Often,  people believe incorrectly that there needs to be a central governing power in order to overcome the human challenges as they occur. However, when people (and their capital markets) are able to work to improve their own lives, they are able to overcome the challenges […]

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The Wealth Solution

The Wealth Solution

Do you like magic? I have always been fascinated with magic tricks. The ability to move objects from one spot to another and retrieve it from the oddest places has always intrigued me. How do they do it?  There is a part of me that is uninterested in learning the trick. I just like to watch and […]

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Dear Me at 83!

I am not one for lamenting about my birthday.  It doesn’t usually cause me anxiety about the number or wonder about how I actually got to be 53.  However, this year it has given me a reason to pause and think about the last thirty years.  There has been much accomplished that I probably didn’t […]

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Beginnings and Endings

There is a natural progression for most things in life where there is a beginning and an ending.  Most phases or experiences usually have a distinct starting point and a final finish.  This also occurs with aging as the early years are categorized as infant, toddler, preschooler and so on with each phase clearly defined. But as […]

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Investing Like a Bee

What can a hive teach us about playing the market? Plenty, if you know where to look for industriousness, dedication and a clear message delivery. First, I hate bees. I’m highly allergic and after a life-threatening sting sent me to the hospital, I endured shots for the past seven years to insure that I can […]

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Enjoy the Moment for a Better Future

As a financial planner the focus is mainly on planning for the future. And in planning for the future you need to focus on what you can control today in order to accomplish your goals. For most of us the ability to set a plan and keep focused may be difficult at times.  But staying […]

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Retirement Planning Essentials

Retirement Guide; Getting from Here to There

Free Retirement Guide; Getting from Here to There Some day you and your spouse are going to retire — and when you do, you’re going to need money! How much money will you need to retire comfortably and not outlive your assets? More than you think. Studies have shown that on average, retirees need anywhere […]

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