Archive for November, 2009

Giving Thanks

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

During a recession, there may be some who are wondering what they have to give thanks for during this Thanksgiving week.  “Are we grateful for the good already received?  Then we shall avail ourselves of the blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more.  Gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of […]

Holiday Spending During a Recession

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Saturday, November 21, 2009

The holidays are upon us and many people are saying “Bah Humbug!”  There is a way to enjoy the holidays without overspending.  Here are a few tips: -         Plan your shopping.  Don’t go out shopping without a list of what you’re looking for and the price range you have for each purchase.  No impulse purchases! […]

The Best Financial Advisor

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

There are some great checklists for choosing a financial advisor.  The good ones include asking about education, professional credentials, how long they’ve been in the business, and what services they offer.  But some of the most important information you’ll need isn’t on a checklist.  And it’s very hard to find.  You can’t ask it in […]