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3 Reasons to Consider Life Insurance in your 20s

September is Life Insurance Awareness month (read more at LifeHappens.org), and so, all month, I'm going to be exploring all things life insurance at the various stages of life - recent grads, newlyweds, new parents and pre-retirees. Today, I'm talking to all you newly…

Insurance 101

I don't know about you, but recently it seems my social media feeds are crammed with GoFundMe requests for everything from help with funeral costs and medical bills to vacations and professional projects. Every time I see one of these requests I think, "I don't want that to…

Loans and Lending

As a way to continue building my credit and help out my credit score, I recently opened a credit card account at Costco (where I do much of my shopping to stretch my budget!). To my surprise, after only a couple of minutes, I was approved for an $8,600 credit limit! Of…

Focusing on Your Finances

If any of you were fortunate enough to be able to escape the bright city lights (or tear yourself away from the Olympics for a bit) and view the Perseid meteor shower last night, you were treated to an excellent show (even though Kentucky was not expected to have good…

Snowball or Avalanche?

August is here (how did that happen?), and whether you've got kids or just memories of your own childhood, we all know it's back to school time. Parents are scrambling to find all the necessary school supplies and college students are spending what amounts to a mortgage…

Small Steps for Financial Success

When we first start to work with new clients, we ask a lot of questions. When we ask people what their mortgage payment is, or other concrete financial information, they have an immediate answer. However, we also like to ask clients about their financial goals, and where…