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Month: February 2007

How Free Are the “Best Things in Life?”

Watch this video on YouTube “The best things in life are free.” “Money can’t buy happiness.” Both of these beliefs about money contain a great deal of truth. They also contain an equivalent amount of inaccuracy. I often have clients do an exercise which effortlessly...

A Different Perspective on Inherited “Wealth”

Watch this video on YouTube In a recent column I listed some common sources of sudden wealth, including inheritance and life insurance. Several of my clients have inherited substantial sums or received large life insurance payments upon the death of a spouse. A common...

5 Steps If Your Identity Has Been Stolen

Watch this video on YouTube “We can’t go on together, with suspicious minds.” Elvis recorded this song by Mark James, with its reprimand to a jealous sweetheart, in 1969. If he were writing it today, James might need to revise the lyrics. Maybe they should be, “We can...

The Case of the Costly Chicken Pox

How much do chicken pox cost? Try $530.67 per pock. That’s what it could have cost me when both the kids came down with chicken pox just before our family’s planned European cruise over Thanksgiving. Even though both cases were mild (only 15 pox between...