Should Security Deposits Be Illegal?

Watch this video on YouTube If lawmakers in several states and cities have their way, the traditional security deposit for housing rentals may become a relic of the past. If you’ve ever rented a house or apartment, you’ve almost certainly paid a security...

If Money Can Fix It

Watch this video on YouTube “If money can fix it, it isn’t broken.” These words, said by a friend during a recent conversation, grabbed my attention. Her statement challenged my definition of “broken.” The passenger side mirror on my car...

Understanding Leases A Necessary Money Skill

Watch this video on YouTube “Some days adulting is a pain.” What parent of college-age children hasn’t heard something similar from their kids? The transition from kid to adult is a necessary process toward living a fulfilled and meaningful life, but...

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Watch this video on YouTube When you retire, where will your money come from? The list is fairly short: Social Security, a pension, working, your assets, children, or public assistance. According to an April 22, 2019 Bloomberg article by Suzanne Woolley, entitled...

The Good Deal Exemption Is No Joke

Watch this video on YouTube In the business of selling financial products, the “good deal exemption” may be one of the most widely used “rules” most people have never heard of. You can’t find it in any rule book or statute. Even Google has...

How to Explore Your Relationship With Money

Watch this video on YouTube Most of us would probably agree that money skills are 21st Century survival skills. The late financial futurist, Dick Wagner, CFP, contended that money is the most powerful secular force on the planet. Yet, even with all the importance we...