A Million Dollar Coffee Habit? Really? Ep 12

About once a week, Susan and I will stop for a latté at Stoked Coffee.  Each one costs a little more than $3.00.  Some people stop far more often.  Will a daily latté result in a million dollar coffee habit?  We’ll talk about it in today’s episode of Monday Morning Money. Video: A Million Dollar […]

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5 Lessons for Financial Success – Ep. 11

Last week, my daughter graduated from college. Unfortunately, they don’t teach kids much about money in school. They learn some things from their parents. Others they learn from their own experience. I thought this was an appropriate “gift” for my daughter: 5 Lessons for Financial Success. Video:  5 Lessons for Financial Success Plan for A […]

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Mistakes to Avoid in Your 401k – Ep 09

Last week, we offered some tips to help you better manage your 401k. You can watch it here. This week we will share some common mistakes we see people make in their 401k plan. And, we will provide some suggestions on how to avoid them. Video: Mistakes to Avoid in Your 401k https://youtu.be/2q6qvsADNXQ Did You […]

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Tips to Help You Manage Your 401k – Ep 08

Does managing your own 401(k), 403(b) or Deferred Comp plan intimidate you? The decisions you make have a huge impact on your long term results. Today is the first part of a two part series. We’ll offer some basic tips for your 401k. Video: Tips for Your 401k https://youtu.be/_jqH7FdrbGc Watch Part 2       […]

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Replacing Income in Retirement — Ep 07

Replacing income in retirement creates a puzzle. Most of us will depend on two sources: Social Security and our savings. How much income you need from your savings depends on your Social Security. And, how much of your income Social Security replaces depends on how much you earn. We’ll discuss how this fits together on […]

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529 Plans and Financial Aid – Ep 06

A new grandchild often inspires us to do something to help with future education costs.  And Most  people automatically think about a 529 plan.  That’s understandable. There aren’t many types of accounts which allow for TAX FREE growth. But before you open that new account, you should be aware of a couple of “traps.”  We’ll […]

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What If Things Don’t Go According to Plan? Ep 04

What if life doesn’t go according to plan?  We take the time to plan for our retirement. But often times, life doesn’t happen as we draw it up on paper.  We may find our nest egg isn’t as big as we need it to be. Or, we may be forced to retire earlier than we […]

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Monday Morning Money Ep. 02

When thinking about how you spend money in retirement, do you consider what you might spend for healthcare?  You probably should.  Fidelity estimates a couple will spend over $280,000 on healthcare in retirement.  It is a staggering number.  We’ll talk about that in today’s video. Video: Monday Morning Money Ep. 02: Healthcare in Retirement Watch […]

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Monday Morning Money Ep. 01

We face a number of financial risks in retirement.  And, when most people hear the word “risk” they automatically think about a stock market crash.  And while those events are possible, one threat always impacts our nest egg.  Every year, everything you buy costs more.  We’ll talk about that in this week’s episode of Monday […]

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