Archive for January, 2016

Early Financial Lessons

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, January 29, 2016

When young adults get their first “real job”, there are usually a lot of things to think about other than long term financial goals. But building some good habits around money early can have the wonderful side effect of meeting some of the most common long term financial goals. One of the first good habits […]

Compensation matters

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Any time you get professional advice, you should expect to pay for it. Good financial advice is no exception.  Each way financial advisors can be paid and each has pros and cons. Fee only advice is when the advisor gets all compensation directly from the client. This is different from fee based, where advisors might […]

Money Smart Eating Out

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, January 8, 2016

When people make a list of where they need to reduce their spending, usually one of the top five items is eating out. Being in control of your finances doesn’t mean living off brown bag lunches and leftovers.   Sometimes budgeting is as much scheduling as it is watching costs. Eating out is often a […]