Household spending and budgeting is one of those responsibilities that’s best tackled together. Money issues are one of the biggest sources of marital tension, and a leading factor in divorces. Here are five ways that you and your spouse can make sure you agree on your household spending, avoid surprises, and maximize the Return on Life ™ your money provides.
In our previous quarterly letter, we wrote about “Life and Optimism” and added the saying from the Life is Good Company, “Life is not easy, life is not perfect, but life is good.” Recently, we were reminded of a chapter called “The Seduction of Pessimism” in one of our favorite books entitled Psychology of Money and thought sharing the premise of the chapter along with a few quotes would be appropriate – particularly with the current global events and the media (both traditional and social) coverage of such events.
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Teens are adults in training and an important part of your family's financial picture. Help them build good habits so they're ready for the future.
Lee McGowan, CFA, CFP® |
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What would you do with your time if you weren’t working 40 hours every week? Everyone has a different idea of what they want retirement to look like, whether it involves traveling the world or staying comfortable at home.
Lee McGowan, CFA, CFP® |
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With tax season well underway, tax scams are likely to become more prevalent. If you’re unsure if a message you’ve received is legitimate or fraud, here are some red flags to watch out for.
Lee McGowan, CFA, CFP® |
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In life and in finances, the difference between success and failure may lie in the choices you make daily – not one monumentally bad decision. Once you've recognized your behaviors, you can start to build a plan to improve them.