Beware of Fraudulent Organizations When Making a Donation When there’s a natural disaster such as Hurricane Harvey making the national news, the reaction for many is to want to help, including making a donation. Being charitable can actually improve your physical and emotional well being1.
WHY SET GOALS “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” Denis Watley1
Rain Barrels Some say that when it rains, it pours, but regardless of your thoughts on precipitation, it can’t be denied that rain is not only useful, but necessary for survival. Even if the rain forces your activities indoors, you can take advantage of it to save money on water costs and protect the environment at the same [...]
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Identity Theft You've heard horror stories of someone stealing your "financial identity" to make purchases using your bank account or credit cards. They may also open new accounts and credit cards in your name.
Both estate and financial planning are essential to growing and protecting wealth. I recently read a question and answer piece by financial advisor, Ric Edelman, on his weekly newsletter. It gave an excellent example of the importance of obtaining both legal and financial planning advice. The questioner asks Edelman, "Should [...]
I can’t explain it. For the longest time my wife and I would look occasionally at our credit card debt and say, “Yep, we should really start working on getting the balances down”. I won’t say how much we had but it was plenty. With good intentions, we would agree to work them down. But that didn’t happen. The balances stayed [...]