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Financial Frights

Have you ever found yourself watching a scary movie, and as the plot progresses, you start telling the characters, “No, no, no…” because you know what is going to happen next?  These movies typically prey on our greatest fears.  Alfred Hitchcock, the director of many classics including “Psycho” and “The Birds,” experienced much success due …

Budgeting is Not a Four Letter Word

What if I told you that you didn’t have to “stick” to a budget? What if I told you that a budget is just another way to track your spending?  Would it matter? Whether it’s retiring at a certain age, paying for college, buying a new car, or purchasing a vacation home, we all have …

Staying on Course with a Plan

The act of navigation can often be a problem for many of us.  It evolves into a solution as navigating takes you from where you are to where you want to be.  But in driving, sailing, mowing the lawn, and investing, navigating can still feel problematic. Take sailing.  Your destination point is across the bay, …

Another Drop in the Bucket: Simplifying Your Finances

As a society, we tend to overcomplicate things.  If there is one thing we like to overcomplicate, it is our finances.  However, it is possible to simplify the big picture of one’s finances and the various categories by thinking of your financial picture as “buckets” of money. One of the founders of our firm and …

Young Adults Need Estate Planning Too

Many young adults, especially those entering college or settling into their first full-time job, often have a feeling of invincibility.  The stark reality is that anyone can become seriously ill, be involved in a car accident, or be a victim of a random act of violence.  In most states, an 18-year-old is no longer a …