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Weekly Column

Is Your Portfolio At Risk From State Bankruptcy?

Watch this video on YouTube Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently made headlines suggesting states might be better off declaring bankruptcy rather than expecting additional bail-out money from the federal government. Apparently, McConnell made his...

Realities and Risks of Being a Landlord

Watch this video on YouTube In a recent column on ways to share an unneeded stimulus check, I suggested you could consider giving it to someone struggling to pay their rent. Initially, I added, “Doing so will benefit both the renter and the landlord.” Upon...

How To Pass On Benefits of A Stimulus Check

Watch this video on YouTube Recently a client called with this dilemma: “I’m probably going to get one of those government checks. But I don’t need it. I’d be embarrassed to take it. How can I return it?” The government checks in question...

Coping With A Pandemic’s Divisiveness

Watch this video on YouTube Pandemics, unlike other disasters which bring communities and nations together, fracture relationships and social structures. In a March 12 New York Times column, “Pandemics Kill Compassion, Too,” David Brooks discusses...

Financial Caregivers Need Self-Care, Too

Watch this video on YouTube These are hard times to be in the caregiving business. Of course, front and center in this crisis are the medical caregivers charged with people’s physical wellbeing. These devoted and courageous professionals risk their lives caring...

Coping With COVID-19 Transition

Watch this video on YouTube Taking in the current news feels surreal. Is this a sci-fi movie, or is it really happening? Media reports offer continuous information on the number of new cases, new deaths, shortages and panic buying, government orders locking down...