Taking a break; Money and More© February 2020

Money and More©  will be taking a break during Tax Season. Look for the next post in late April or early May when I come out of being tax comatose.   In the meantime, if your situations merits it,  consider Roth Conversions while the market is down.  

The Strategic College Plan

Essential Financial Strategies is pleased to announce a new service–The Strategic College Plan.   This service helps families figure out how to pay for college while minimizing  the future burden of college student loans.   Using a sophisticated knowledge base, Rorik Larson assists families to predict their Expected Family Contribution. 

Financial Peace: Creating it for the New Year; Money and More© December 2019

I have noticed over the years that clients that have financial peace of mind also have is to sufficient liquidity or cash on hand/emergency funds.   Having these funds available helps me and others feel a greater sense of abundance.  It helps cover the financial chaos of life and the ability to pay for life as it happens with much less financial stress.   That is financial peace of mind.

Money and More© August 15, 2019 Retirement Investing

It can be scary retiring after a near lifetime of working.   Perhaps even scarier is realizing that you must live on what you have now in investments.   The markets daily ups and down with the television, radio, and social media hype only enhance this fear.  How are you to do your retirement investing?  Put them under a mattress or bank CD’s earning very little interest?  Here is a method that works for my clients.

Financial Planning Weekly Thoughts for October 20, 2018

Sunday ACP Conference My most important professional organization is the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners (ACP).  ACP’s tax-focused model and financial planning philosophies align with my own.   I, very much, look forward to the conference each year.  It has been my pleasure to be part of the conference committee for this National level conference for the …

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