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You’re arrived at the base of the mountain. You’ve been planning to summit this peak for a long-time. You've gathered all your gear, weather forecast looks good; you know if you run into any problems, you can adjust, even turn around and start again some other day if necessary. Given…

  • In 2015, Americans spent $225 billion on long-term care. That’s 7 ½ times what was spent 15 years prior, in 2000. With the great advances we have made in medicine and medical technology, people are living longer. The downside to that is that it means people are more likely to need care and need it longer. In fact, over half of people turning 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives.(1)   Types Of Long-Term Care When you think of long-term care, skilled nursing facilities are probably what comes to mind. However, that is actually the last…

  • The belief that women don’t contribute as much financial stability to a household is so 1950s. According to the Department of Labor, over the last five decades, women have consistently increased their role in the workplace.   A woman’s worth in a household is clear. Yet, despite these trends, it is common for a husband and wife to believe life insurance for the husband is absolutely necessary, but life insurance for the wife is not. I often find myself explaining to my clients the importance of making sure both spouses have adequate life insurance coverage, and moreover, why women need…

  • Donating to a charity or foundation, whether with money or time, while it inherently makes us all feel good, the reasoning for me goes far deeper. I believe it is a social, cultural, and environmental imperative that those of us with the means, make a clear commitment to philanthropic and charitable giving.   This imperative begins within you, your family, your home. What does that mean? This may be difficult to hear, but if you do not currently have enough saved towards your retirement, little savings in the bank, or struggle to make ends meet each month, now is not…

  • For some, starting a family is an absolute essential to a fulfilling life. However, it is not the only option. Many couples, myself included, are hesitant about having children or are clear in their decision not to. There are many personal reasons why people choose to not have children. Whatever the reason, your choice should be respected, and the opportunities of a lifestyle sans children should be well-thought out, made to work towards your advantage. DINKS may have opportunities that those with children do not. They also have special considerations. These may range from saving strategies which may allow you…



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