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Don’t Make Resolutions. Be your own “vinedresser”.

Photo by Elle Hughes on Pexels.com Bottom line up front:  Collectively, generally:  we have too much “stuff!”  We have too much mental stuff, too much social stuff, too much emotional stuff, and too much material stuff.  In my mind’s eye, I cue George Carlin’s classic stand-up comedy routine on “stuff”.    A resolution is a … Continue reading Don’t Make Resolutions. Be your own “vinedresser”.

Financial Planning Waypoints During COVID-19: Be Your Own Protagonist

April 1, 2020 What will you do? In between social media posts of Stephen A. “baby filter” rants, homeschool moms portrayed as legit superheroes, be-dazzled toilet paper memes, and biological weapon conspiracy theories, I came across an appropriate Venn diagram for us “science fiction/literary classic/”B” movie loving” type nerds in the world.  What would I … Continue reading Financial Planning Waypoints During COVID-19: Be Your Own Protagonist

It Is Always FAFSA Season!

October 4, 2019 The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. College applicants that want to apply for federal grants, work study or loan programs must complete the FAFSA. Between 1958 and 1992 federal legislation was passed to ensure that middle- and low- income families had access to loans and grant programs in … Continue reading It Is Always FAFSA Season!

UTMAs: Are You Ready to Give Them Control? Are They Ready to Steward?

September 24, 2019 “Tell your parents ‘Don’t worry about the price.  It will be worth it.  Don’t worry about debt; just accept the (college) offer!’” Yep, a college sophomore said it with her loud voice during a university “meet and greet” my daughter and I attended this past summer. Then there was a young woman … Continue reading UTMAs: Are You Ready to Give Them Control? Are They Ready to Steward?

Avoid Breach Fatigue: Plan To Protect Your Identity

September 15, 2019 Fatigue: weakness caused by repeated forces, conditions or exerted efforts over time. Gradually, strength, alertness or resolve to resist diminishes.  The results of fatigue are mechanical failure, capitulation, or indifference.   Think of repeatedly bending a paperclip back and forth until it breaks, the way an ill-prepared sprinter physically falls apart during … Continue reading Avoid Breach Fatigue: Plan To Protect Your Identity