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Uh-oh!

There is suspicious activity on your MasterCard in the amount of $99.99 at Target. If this is your valid charge, press 1, if not press 2. “Hmmm, not mine,” I think as I sit on the deck in the afternoon sun. Turns out, it was not my husband’s…
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Is Your Network Really Your Net Worth?

  Have you ever met someone who had a base of followers on social media that made you wish you could buy their secret sauce, and learn how you too could be an Online Superstar? Well, I have – on more times than I can count. But,…
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You Just Never Know!

Someone that I know died last week. She wasn’t a friend, but was someone I have known for a long time, and most shocking, she was my age. Death is the one thing just about guaranteed to rock our worlds even if it is peripheral to our day-to-day…

Enjoying the Balance—By Not Falling Off the Cliff!

  As women, we are known to wear multiple hats. (For many of us this is an understatement!) No matter how many hats we wear, it is imperative to find our own inner balance. We need to know and understand where our true core lies.  When…
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To Insure or Not, That is the Question

Long-term care insure, that is. For anyone in the tween generation who is caring for both children and aging parents, the answer is a resounding “to” when it comes to having our parents own a long-term care policy. What a help it is! What…
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Are You Ready for One of Those Months?

It started with a text from my neighbor, “are you home?” uh, oh. My mind is racing, “was I home last weekend? Kids have a wild party? Hit their mailbox? Tree fall in their yard?” When we met at our side yard, it was worse than that,…

You Don’t Have to Be an Olympian to Go For the Gold

The Olympics always stokes the patriotic fires, ignites our love of both champions and under-dogs, and touches the spirit of greatness that lives in each of us. There are so many stories that come out of the games, some of triumph over the odds,…

What’s Your Number?

  There used to be an ad on TV where people walked around carrying a big plastic number which represented how much they needed to save for retirement. It was impactful when thinking about how big the nest egg needs to be in order for…
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I’ve Been Irresponsible

I have heard that type of comment from clients or participants at speaking engagements but most recently it came from a friend telling me about divorce and the financial fallout in the aftermath. Yes, we’ve all been irresponsible at one time…

Where are you in your half-time?

We are past the halfway mark for 2016 and perhaps you are shaking your head in wonder as I am. At halftime, teams gather in the locker room and assess what went well and what has gone awry so I recently sat down to do the same. To be honest,…