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Are You Getting Ahead of Yourself?

When clients come into our office to talk about an investment strategy, the first things they ask about are often advisor fees, trade fees, types of investments, returns or other details. Now, these are all great things to know when planning your investment strategy, but…

Wise Money Moves Young Women Can Make

As a young woman, you have an opportunity to make some major financial strides. You truly have time on your side when it comes to investing, saving, and harnessing the power of compounding. Now is the time to pay yourself first and do those things that could make you wealthy…

The Allure of the Forbidden

Think back to when you were a teenager, living at home. All you wanted to do was assert your independence and infinite wisdom, and all you heard from your parents was, "you can't." Back then, your parents told what you could and couldn't do, and all you wanted to do was…

Where You Spend Your Money Doesn't Really Matter

That's right. I'll say it again. Where you spend your money doesn't matter. Let me explain a little. This is the time of year when we get a lot of calls from folks trying to make money resolutions for the new year, and this usually involves some type of budget. Sometimes…

Are You Prepared?

I was active in the Boy Scouts growing up, so that whole "be prepared" motto is pretty ingrained in me. Now, it's a philosophy our team at Family Financial Partners encourages all of our clients to live by as well. Whether it's something simple like keeping good flea…

Financial Fears

In talking with young professionals and new investors, I hear several comments over and over again about why someone hasn't taken financial action, or is hesitant to do so. Investing and saving can be complicated, especially for those just learning about money. But, that's…