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Building good career assets

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Thursday, November 5, 2015

People who are beginning their first “real” job often receive financial advice about budgeting, credit cards, and building an emergency fund. But one of the biggest financial assets a young adult has at this point in life is a career. Proper use and development of this very personal aspect of financial life can make a […]

Mom’s Financial Advice

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

When I was growing up, my mom would say and do things that taught me important life lessons. Some of what I learned from her was about money.   Living on what you make – Mom was a single, young adult during World War II. She didn’t make much, but managed to live on what […]

Realistic Investment Philosophy

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Monday, June 1, 2015

Pick one of these statements that describes your investment outlook. (1) I want an investment that is really safe. I don’t want to lose any money! (2) I want my money to work hard. I want to see some great returns! If you really only picked one, you’re already more realistic than many people. Many […]

Financial Tips for Your Vacation

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Monday, May 11, 2015

Unless you’re doing a last minute trip, you’ve probably already booked flights and hotels for a summer vacation. But even if you’ve already paid that money, there are still some opportunities to save money on an upcoming trip. One is meal planning. If your household is like mine, even a very eventful vacation almost seems […]

Buying the Right House

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, April 3, 2015

A home may be the largest asset you own. Even if you buy more than one house in your life, unless you’re a real estate professional, you’re probably not going to be an expert at home buying. Your home is many things – a major financial asset, potentially the reason you get a huge loan, […]

Money Tips for Single Parents

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

If you’re on your own and raising kids, money is probably a concern. Making ends meet may be a problem. Or maybe you feel like you have enough money, but don’t have a system for how your money flows – especially in regard to your kids. Either way, here are some tips that may help […]

5 Tips for Raising Money Smart Kids

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Thursday, February 21, 2008

Remember that experience is better than lecturing.  When your kids are ready to learn about money, start letting them make some financial decisions.  It might be as basic as choosing between an ice cream treat and a soda, but let them decide and let them know it’s about deciding what to get, not getting everything […]

Being a Single Mom and Financially Sound in 2008

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Saturday, February 2, 2008

If you are a newly single parent, this time of year is a good one to get a grip on your financial situation.  Here are a few tips to get you started.   First, know that you can be in charge of your own situation.  Feel free to get help from professionals, but don’t assume […]

Year End Tips – The Sequel

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cutting Spending During the Holidays You’ve already bought gifts for everyone and now spending through the end of the year looks like the national debt.  What can you do to cut back spending until your first 2008 paycheck? -  Eat from the pantry and the freezer.  Granted you might want to get a Holiday Ham (or […]

Navigating Stormy Financial Waters after Divorce

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Saturday, November 17, 2007

In a divorce, there can be countless issues to deal with.  Parenting after the divorce, where to live, what friends side with which spouse, emotional turmoil with blame, guilt, fear and a sense of loss.  And, of course, there’s the financial change.  How each person deals with this is individual.  And one of the first financial […]