Are Your Children Financially Prepared for What Comes After High School?

November 21, 2016 9:06 am

In 2014, Rhode Island adopted the CEE’s National Standards for Financial Literacy as Rhode Island’s first ever statewide standards. While Rhode Island has taken steps towards improving financial literacy in our schools, there is still a large disconnect between where we are and where we need to be in ensuring our children are adequately prepared for […]

Financial Items to Check Off Your List Before the End of the Year

October 26, 2016 10:08 am

It’s hard to believe that another year has almost gone by, but here we are in the final months of 2016.  Although we are approaching the holiday months that are filled with celebrations, shopping and holiday festivities, it’s also time to take a last look at your finances before the end of the year to […]

Estate Planning Basics: The High Cost of Failure to Communicate

October 13, 2016 10:11 am

When I am discussing money with clients, the elephant in the room is “inheritance.” For the generation above, this means how much they want to leave to heirs and how they want the assets divided.  For the generation below this involves how much an inheritance could affect key choices they make about where they live, […]

Readying for Retirement: Items Women Need to Address Before Retiring

September 2, 2016 9:01 am

The decision to retire is not one that many women take lightly, nor should they.  There are extensive considerations that need to be addressed before embarking on this new chapter of life.  Women encounter many unique challenges when facing the decision to retire, such as longer life expectancies, expectations of continuing in the role of […]

Uninsured and Underinsured Automobile Insurance: Why the Extra Coverage Matters

August 19, 2016 10:20 am

I was at family camp recently and the topic of uninsured/underinsured coverage came up in conversation; in talking with other families, I was amazed at how little most people knew about their auto insurance policies. As the name suggests, this part of your auto insurance policy is rather self-explanatory. However, it is my opinion that […]

Career Change and Money Management: 3 Post-Recession Realities

August 10, 2016 9:28 am

I recently attended a going-away party for a family who is relocating to Florida—new job, new home, new state. Amidst all the excitement and well wishes, it started to dawn on me: a lot of people are switching jobs lately, including many of my clients, family, and friends. Nearly 10 years after the Great Recession, […]

Are you 50 or older? Time to CATCH UP on Your Retirement Accounts

July 29, 2016 10:44 am

I’m creeping close to the big 5-0. Many say it’s one of the milestone moments and if you’re lucky it is sometimes accompanied by a grander than usual birthday celebration.  Yes, you also get the often joked about AARP card. Sounds exciting right? Well, I found something even better to mark my 50th birthday. Are […]