My favorite cartoon character when I was young was Snoopy. So much so that my bedroom was filled with Snoopy. Snoopy dolls, Snoopy quotes and even Snoopy curtains. I even learned how to draw Snoopy on top of his dog house and spent many hours in art class perfecting this skill. And my favorite … [Read more...] about Come On Get Happy!
The news can be difficult to watch but occasionally you come across a story that reinforces the good qualities in people that make you smile. Just recently a bunch of college students picked up a couch at the local Salvation Army store. They noticed that the couch was a bit bumpy in one area and … [Read more...] about The Lucky Couch
It’s graduation season and with the college graduations, come the speeches. Some will be good. Some will be bad. And some others will be remembered for a long time. One such graduation speech was actually written - not given- in the Chicago Tribune by columnist Mary Schmich in June 1997. It … [Read more...] about Happy Graduation….and Wear Sunscreen!
One of the most significant days of the year occurs the second Sunday of May. That day of course is Mother’s Day. Being a mother is how many of us identify ourselves and this lifelong role has been the most important to me. Not only in raising my daughters from babies to adults, but as I … [Read more...] about Happy Mom’s Day!
The smoother things go, the more you take things for granted. It seems that if things were always positive, you might not realize that you need to take a moment and appreciate what you have. When one of my daughters were in the fifth grade, she was having one of those years where everything … [Read more...] about Highs and Lows and How to React
The new tax bill, signed into law on December 22, 2017, has impacted a number of investment vehicles that may benefit many of us. One significant change to the 529 Plans is the ability to use these funds to cover private elementary and secondary school expenses. As a reminder: A 529 plan is an … [Read more...] about 529 Plans and the New Tax Bill