Posts Tagged ‘financial security’

4 Creative Money-Saving Tips

  It seems everywhere we turn these days we find a story about how to save money. I bite every time, only to find that most of the ideas shared (take your lunch to work, trade your car in for a less expensive model, shop t...

Stick to Your Holiday Gift Budget

  It’s almost here – the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Right after Black Friday comes December, my favorite month. Despite the cold, snow and lack of sunshine, I love December because that’s when I wa...

Financial Decisions That Seem Smart But Might Be Really Dumb

A couple weeks ago I realized a long-time dream of mine – I was a guest on the WGN Morning News, sharing tips about money for everyday people. It was so fun! In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the money decisions ...


Q&A with a CPA: Investment Terms

  Now that we know there’s no such thing as a “safe” investment, let’s take some time to define some of the terms you’ll need to understand to get started on saving for long-term goals like re...

Q&A with a CPA: Rewards Cards, Warranties and Budgets

    This week I’m tackling a couple common questions I receive from people often. Are there money topics that you wish you had an unbiased answer to? Please let me know and I’ll answer in a future article!...

Straight Talk About Retirement Accounts

  Hopefully you’ve figured out that saving for retirement is a key to your financial security, regardless of your age. Now that you’ve decided to start saving, the next step is determining what type of account to utili...


Never Miss Another Bill Payment

  When people ask me for ways to improve their credit score, the first thing I always say is, “Pay all your bills on time. Every time.” Paying late even once can have a detrimental effect on your credit score and it ta...

15 Minutes to Financial Improvement

Most people use lack of time to excuse themselves from those unpleasant tasks in life that seem overwhelming: eating a nutritious diet (guilty!), hitting the gym, managing their money… you know, all the fun stuff! It’s true...

There’s No Such Thing As A Safe Investment

I’ve had a lot of questions about investing lately – Should I invest? What should I invest in? How much should I invest? While it’s hard to answer these questions in a way that will apply to everyone, it’s clear to me t...


Are You “Making It” Financially?

  A couple years ago, the nation looked on in fascination and disgust as Nadya Suleman, the “Octomom,” gave birth to eight children, then eventually approached Oprah and Suze Orman for help. And while I’m...