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Don't Leave a Pay Raise on the Table

We are quickly approaching that time of year when companies start releasing new benefits packages, and open enrollment is almost here. As you look through your new employee book provided by your HR department, you probably see things like additional 401(k) options,…

Money Monsters

I don't know about you, but I love Halloween. The creative costumes, haunted houses, adorable kids (and the chance to act like one!), plus copious amounts of candy all add up to one of my favorite holidays. With October 31st just around the corner, I got to thinking about…

Could a Side Gig Work for You?

The past year we have seen good employment numbers and consistent job growth. As you know, low unemployment means fewer people having a hard time finding good jobs. When jobs are easier to come by, but good employees become more scarce, naturally two things happen. First,…

Don't Be Afraid To Ask the Dumb Questions

You probably heard the old saying from your elementary school teachers - there's no such thing as a stupid question. You've probably also had the experience of not wanting to look foolish in front of your peers, and so maybe you held back asking about something you were…

Financial Envy

Everyone feels envious from time to time. It's human nature, especially in this day and age of 24/7 media bombardment and celebrities who are famous for simply being famous. Everywhere we look, there's someone who has more, bigger, better, stronger, nicer. While I would…

6 Reasons People Hesitate to Hire a Financial Planner

A couple of weeks ago, I talked to you about why you do, in fact, need a financial planner, even if you think you have everything under control. Today, I want to explore some of the reasons we hear people give when they're hesitating to work with a financial advisor. 1.…