A client recently confided in me, expressing concern over her mother’s string of bad luck. Her mom was distraught over learning that her two-day hospital day was denied by her insurance. In addition, she had a bug problem and her landlord forced her to pay half of the cost for an exterminator. While she knew
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From technical glitches on the New York Stock Exchange to economic turmoil in Greece, in today’s information era of 24-hour news cycles, it can be easy to let emotions seep into your investment decisions. As you approach and transition into retirement, buy-and-hold waiting games in times of double-digit fluctuations can be scary and impractical. The
Your phone is essentially a one-stop shop for your data and, if stolen or exposed to identity thieves, can compromise your identity and financial accounts. People are using smartphones for more of their digital needs, but even if you don’t use mobile banking or financial apps, your phone could store sensitive data from online shopping,
When my husband and I first started building a life together in our 20s, we treated our money the way too many young couples do: We bought what we wanted, made an unenthusiastic effort to save, and crossed our fingers that everything would work out for the best. Not surprisingly, things didn’t always turn out that great.
If you’re on the fast track to retirement, you’re probably busy planning your new, post-work world. Perhaps you’re considering a stint as a volunteer, or ready to sit back and do nothing for a while. Maybe you’re seriously considering a round-the-world trip – you know, the type you could never take when you were working full-time.
There are encouraging signs for women looking to start a small business. Take the results from American Express’ OPEN Forum 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Among the results: Businesses owned by women increased by 42 percent from 2007 to 2016. Women started 1,072 new businesses a day in that time span. There are more