Finance

I get a lot of questions from my clients about how/when they should talk to their kids about money. Every child and family is different, but I think the focus should be the same for all parents. You want to make sure your children have the foundation they need to make smart financial decisions as […]

Many women find themselves part of the generation, “sandwiched” between caring for their aging parents and young or even grown children, often providing support while holding down full-time jobs. This role can challenging, especially when it comes to finances. With the rising cost of living in the DC-metro area, trying to meet day-to-day expenses while […]

Financial wellness is a holistic approach to personal finance that is focused on you gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to manage your money and make smart financial decisions in your everyday life. True financial wellness encompasses everything from saving enough for retirement and your children’s education to knowing you have a plan in place […]

When I meet someone at a party (or more likely, at one of my kid’s soccer games) and I tell them what I do, usually the first question they ask is “What do you think of the stock market?” While I do spend time helping clients with their investments, the vast majority of my time […]

When I started my career, I was part of a dual-income household. Three children and one debilitating back injury later, I have become the sole provider for my family. I know I am not alone, 40% of American households have a woman as the primary breadwinner.1 This shift from the traditional homemaker role has left […]

What Are the Most Important Financial Resolutions I Should Have for 2019? Everyone has different priorities but here are the top four I recommend: Prepare for the Unexpected Create an emergency savings account. The best line of defense against unexpected events is to have a liquid cash fund that can cover at least six months […]

All parents worry about their children’s futures – it’s part of the job. Parents of children with special needs may face more uncertainty. Some of the biggest concerns special needs parents have are financial. Mapping out your child’s financial future can seem like a daunting task, but having a plan in place can help ease […]

We just had a baby, how soon should I start savings for my child’s college? The best answer I can give to that question is, start now.  As a new parent you are likely overwhelmed by all the increased responsibilities and it is easy to put off the future, but don’t. The sooner you begin […]