Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Taking an active role in family finances
Published 6/30/2009 at 8:15 p.m. 0 comments
You know them when you meet them; people who are truly inspiring. I met Grace (not her real name) at what was possibly the worst time in her life. Her husband had just passed away, yet I sensed a certain ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Rebooting the system
Published 6/23/2009 at 8:54 p.m. 0 comments
Today could be one of the best performing days in the stock market or it could be one of its worst days.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: The IRS makes saving for college easier
Published 6/16/2009 at 8:39 p.m. 0 comments
Congratulations to all graduates and their families, school is officially out for summer.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Does your dog bite?
Published 6/9/2009 at 9:53 p.m. 0 comments
Do you remember Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in “The Pink Panther” movie, when he asks a hotel clerk, “Does your dog bite?” The emphatic reply is, “No.” Next, Sellers leans over to pet the dog and says, “Nice doggie.” ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Retirees rejoin the workforce
Published 6/2/2009 at 8:51 p.m. 0 comments
While reviewing her father’s finances, a friend of mine only half jokingly said, “Hey Dad, you may want to think about going back to work.”
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Peak Versus Trough - The ups and downs of the economic environment
Published 5/26/2009 at 9:10 p.m. 0 comments
In these challenging economic times most of us know someone who has been directly impacted by the financial crisis, whether it’s by a decline in portfolio values or something much more serious like the loss of a job.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Bonding with BABs puts America to work
Published 5/19/2009 at 9:00 p.m. 0 comments
Move over municipal, corporate, and agency bonds; there’s a new gal in town. BABs isn’t my new lunch buddy or BFF shopping pal but rather an investment term that stands for “Build America Bonds.”
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: I am woman, hear me roar
Published 5/12/2009 at 9:51 p.m. 0 comments
Here’s something that may or may not surprise you. Women are responsible for and control 80 percent of consumer purchases. I’m sure that won’t surprise too many of the men out there, but this factoid from The Trendsight Group did ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Paralyzed or energized?
Published 5/5/2009 at 9:49 p.m. 0 comments
It’s been said that physically we are what we eat and intellectually we are what we think.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Navigating turbulent waters in the financial ocean
Published 4/28/2009 at 9:59 p.m. 0 comments
Just like a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, each of us grows and evolves throughout our lives. The economy is a dynamic system with a life of its own.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Do you know where you are going?
Published 4/21/2009 at 9:46 p.m. 0 comments
Last weekend we finally made the time to take out our motor home out and headed to our favorite ocean spot over on the east coast.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Significant others need to plan for retirement too
Published 4/14/2009 at 8:27 p.m. 0 comments
Times are tough all over. Even high maintenance sweethearts of the previously rich and famous are affected by economic conditions.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: The market and the print model
Published 4/7/2009 at 9:16 p.m. 0 comments
Predicting and timing the markets is a dangerous thing. Some investors in the heat of the moment, consciously or not, became market timers and chase stocks up or sell them down.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: The ebb and flow of the stock market
Published 3/31/2009 at 9:27 p.m. 0 comments
Living in paradise has its rewards. Because Southwest Florida in the winter is a vacation destination, unanimous vote dictated that the Guerin family’s annual reunion be held here last week.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: It's time to join the happiness bank
Published 3/24/2009 at 8:34 p.m. 0 comments
During the last week of March each year our entire family gathers on Marco Island. When we’re all together I’m overwhelmed with gratitude that fills my personal happiness bank to the brim.