Watch Out for This Predatory Phone Scam

Today, even the most conscientious can fall victim to phone scams. Claiming everything from free cruise vacations to astonishing tax rebates, phone scammers prey on the financially vulnerable, but that’s not all. As scammers become more sophisticated and find clever...

How to Live Before You Die

In Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, he said: “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” When Jobs was 17, he read a quote that made an impression on him,...

The Four Tricky Cons

Electronic technology has brought about tremendous benefits for today’s society. We can access goods, services, and information, all at the touch of a button. The flip-side of that coin, however, is that this same technology has also spawned countless new...

Work-Life Balance

A Personal Perspective Pick up the latest copy of just about any business magazine, and you’re likely to find at least one article on work-life balance. Employers all over the country are talking about how to retain employees, particularly millennials, by enhancing...

Donate Empty Pill Bottles to Help Others

Donate Empty Pill Bottles to Help Others When we pick up our prescriptions, we take the containers for granted. By contrast, in many countries medical care is very difficult to come by. It is expensive, and not many qualified medical providers work in impoverished...

Family Financial Traditions

Family Financial Traditions To some degree or another, we are all a function of the social environments in which we were raised. Of course, that encompasses both positives and negatives. When it comes to money, the first exposure we have to its management is in our...

Am I Due Class Action Settlement Money?

Am I Due Class Action Settlement Money? Class action lawsuits are common in our court systems. Most everyone has received a notice in the mail of a class action suit involving consumer products, from cars to jewelry. Even if the recipient has a valid claim, the...
How Real Men Celebrate Father’s Day

How Real Men Celebrate Father’s Day

How Real Men Celebrate Father’s Day Do you know what it takes to be a real man?  Although the expectations of both men and women have evolved over the last few decades, there are still some fundamental characteristics that most people would agree constitute what it...

Greatest Wealth Transfer in History Underway

Greatest Wealth Transfer in History Underway – What’s Your Plan? A new study from the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy shows that the greatest wealth transfer in history is currently underway, with more than $59 trillion passing to heirs, charities and...

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to…Diamonds?

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to…Diamonds?  Creating an Ever-Lasting Memorial Through Science Here are two scientific facts: Diamonds are forever. We are not. However, through science, there is now a way to immortalize ourselves or our loved ones by turning cremated...

Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever?

Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever?  The Kids Protection Planning Kit® By now, the flood of floral commercials has already reminded us that Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12.  But before you plunk down a good chunk of change on something that will wilt and die in a week or so,...

Could an AMBER alert save your child?

Could an AMBER alert save your child? As a parent, your number one job is to keep your children safe, and that’s not always easy. In our imperfect world there is no shortage of potential dangers to innocent children. One of a parent’s worst nightmares is the thought...

Legal Issues Worth Pondering Before Ride-Sharing

Legal Issues Worth Pondering Before Ride-Sharing Ride-sharing pioneers Uber and Lyft are proving to be very successful in markets around the country and the globe. Uber operates in 250 cities in 50 countries, and Lyft is in 70 cities across the United States. The draw...