What’s Your Kid’s Probability Of Success?

Recently, I arrived at the moment in my life that all parents dread: my oldest daughter, Maeve, brought home math homework that surpassed my abilities. Even though I feel like I have a leg up on most parents because I do math every day for my job, I knew I was in trouble once they […]







Time Is On Our Children’s Side

Susan and I have written a lot of articles about the importance of starting to save for retirement as early as possible: taking advantage of time and planning for the future at a young age. We have covered topics ranging from how to teach our youth the value of saving to creating a budget to […]







Are You Financially Literate?

Each year I teach a one-day class on financial basics to the graduating cadets at my alma mater, Massachusetts Maritime Academy. I love having the opportunity to teach these fine young men and women the fundamental financial skills that so many do not otherwise learn during school.   I always try to teach it during […]







Five Financial Lessons I’m Teaching My (Yikes) Teenager

Last week for my 47th birthday, Jill, the kids and I went up to the White Mountains for a three-day hike on the Appalachian Trail. It really was an amazing journey. We hiked about 24 miles up and down through some pretty competitive terrain. The kids did great. All three of them, hoofing it up […]