Money—A Finite Resource

I was not the best student in high school, academically. However, I was one of those kids that was well liked who always had a good time. I went to a Catholic school and I remember all the nuns telling me that I had a “spark” in my eye. Of course, that would always be […]

College Isn’t Paying Off For Everyone

College is an experience that’s different for everyone. Some students focus on their future and spend their nights and weekends at the library. Others join a fraternity or sorority and explore the more social aspect of college life. Others play a sport and spend most of their time in the gym. And then there are […]

Is Your College Planning Strategy Appropriate?

As a seasoned financial advisor, I will be the first to admit that the general public has a significant amount of mistrust with the financial services industry. I attribute it to the lack of transparency by the bigwigs in the industry and the fact that certain advisors are only held to a suitability standard of […]

These ‘Clever’ Little Gifts Keep On Giving

Doesn’t it seem that once we are through Thanksgiving, Christmas is right upon us? Well, I feel that way and as a result, I am facing crunch time for my Christmas shopping. My girls are easy to buy for; they have no problem telling me exactly what they want, where I can get it, and […]

New FAFSA Rules Give New Options

With our three girls making their way through school, Jill and I are well aware that our next big family expense will be college expenses. Frankly, it wasn’t too long after our twins were born that the thought of paying for two college educations for the same four years entered my mind. Maeve will be […]

‘Free’ College Loans? Nope . . . You Pay!

Decisions have consequences. Some things just don’t work out the way we plan.   Who has heard of the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) plan the US government has implemented for federal student loans? The truth is: not many. More than 12 percent of student loan borrowers are defaulting, even while there are other options—such as Income-Based […]

Kids are Expensive!

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What Do I Leave My Kids?

I have found that folks either entering retirement or currently in retirement are primarily concerned with making sure they have enough money to last until they die.  Usually, leaving an inheritance is an afterthought.  But once I explain to someone that you do not need to lose in order to gain; that actively managed portfolios […]

Finally – A Washington Compromise

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Washington . . . Really? Time To Compromise For Our Students!

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