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Tax Deal Has Something For Everyone to Like or Hate

President Obama’s announcement that he struck a deal with House and Senate leaders to extend the current tax rates for all Americans has something for everyone to like or hate.  Fiscal conservatives and taxpayers are certainly happy with the extension of the...

Changing Money Arguments to Money Conversations

Watch this video on YouTube I once had a client couple tell me, “The only place we ever argue about money is in your office.” After a flash of anxiety over whether I was failing to help this couple communicate, I realized what was really going on. Of...

Your Grandfather’s Bank

The Wall Street Journal recently cited someone named Kahler, but it wasn’t me. This time, the financial advice is coming from my father, Dick Kahler, who has loaned my nephew the money to buy his first house. This transaction is featured in a November 27...

Changing a Boomerang Into a Family Circle

Watch this video on YouTube Last week’s column on “boomerang kids” described some of the concerns to address before allowing adult kids to move back home because they are in financial trouble. This week let’s take a look at that same topic from...

Financial Hand Up, Not Handout, For Adult Children

Watch this video on YouTube “Boomerang kids.” It sounds like a TV reality show: kids grow up, kids move out, kids get into financial trouble, kids move back in with Mom and Dad. In real life, there’s nothing particularly entertaining about adult...