Archive for August, 2014

Evaluating Financial Education

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, August 29, 2014

Learning more about personal finance is a reasonable goal. It’s one of those topics that everyone should know something about, but getting good information can be confusing and frustrating. How do you know if information you find is reliable or not? Free seminars and courses can certainly look appealing. They may, in fact, be very […]

The role of a mortgage

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, August 22, 2014

Having a home with no mortgage as soon as possible – at least by retirement – is a major goal of many people. While it’s great to aggressively pay off credit cards and other types of consumer debt, a mortgage can serve a good role as part of a financial plan and there are ways […]

Financial Tips for the Not Wealthy

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Many people say they don’t have enough money to do financial planning. Planning isn’t just for folks with lots of money. In fact, if you feel like you don’t have much money, managing it well is really important. Planning isn’t just complex financial strategies to maximize wealth. It’s also handling your finances with intention and […]

Six Tips for Raising Money Smart Kids

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Monday, August 4, 2014

Remember that experience is better than lecturing.  When your kids are ready to learn about money, let them make some financial decisions.  It might be as basic as choosing between      an ice cream treat and a soda. That might not seem like a financial decision, but it teaches the concept of relative value because the ice cream and […]