Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Market response to Japan disaster
Published 3/18/2011 at 3:29 p.m. 0 comments
The events in Japan are heart-wrenching, and it’s likely that there will be more disturbing news as the true scope of this disaster unfolds. The economic impact on Japan’s economy and individual companies will be significant but there’s nothing to ...
Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Tackling the do-it-yourself mentality
Published 3/11/2011 at 2:39 p.m. 0 comments
As the years have gone by it seems that things like car repair, investing and hair care have become more complicated. As a teenager I was a “tom-boy” who hung out with the guys who worked on cars. Through osmosis ...
Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Don’t allow a blessing to become a curse
Published 5/20/2010 at 3:51 p.m. 0 comments
“Be careful what you wish for” is a motherly and cautionary statement. Mom is usually right and there’s no exception to the rule as this declaration applies to the receipt of sudden and unexpected wealth. For some this event is ...
Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Life’s, and investing’s, ups and downs
Published 5/14/2010 at 1:14 p.m. 0 comments
There’s never a dull day in the financial markets. On Thursday, May 6 our office was singing Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers 1989 hit “Free Falling” as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 5.7 percent from April’s close to ...
Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Education planning and raising money-smart kids
Published 5/7/2010 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments
The years go by so fast. It was just 5 years ago that our oldest daughter and son-in-law surprised us with a gift wrapped ultrasound picture of our granddaughter as their way of telling us we were going to be ...
Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Financial basics: If you don’t know where you are ...
Published 4/23/2010 at 1:41 p.m. 0 comments
So why do smart people sometimes make bad decisions? I think it’s because we’re human and this simple fact complicates any sound decision making process. I am where I am because of the bridges I’ve crossed. Temptation is everywhere. Each ...
Women, wisdom & wealth: Estate tax changes you need to know about
Published 2/19/2010 at 5:15 p.m. 0 comments
Until Jan. 1, almost everyone expected Congress to act to prevent repeal of the estate tax. Many expected a simple patch to extend 2009 law into 2010. In 2009’s cliffhanger of an ending, Congress instead offered no resolution at all, ...
Women, Wisdom and Wealth: Is your financial plan looking too normal?
Published 2/10/2010 at 4:57 p.m. 0 comments
I won’t go as far as saying that we’re experiencing a “new normal” with our weather, because the professionals say that this is attributed to an El Niño cycle.
Women, Wisdom and Wealth: Don’t bet the mortgage on the big game
Published 2/3/2010 at 4:20 p.m. 0 comments
Women and men alike can appreciate the enthusiastic and inspirational wisdom of Coach Lou Holtz.
Women, Wisdom and Wealth: What kind of benefits plan is best for you?
Published 1/27/2010 at 2:06 p.m. 0 comments
If you started your business a few decades ago – say, during the era of bell bottoms and Sonny and Cher and headbands – and you were considering how to provide a retirement benefits plan for your employees, you may ...
Women, Wisdom and Wealth: Look before you leap into a new annuity
Published 1/22/2010 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments
As a result of the 2008 financial crisis, many investors find themselves in the vulnerable position of being in a hurry to replace lost income and diminished net worth.
Ask a Pharmacist: Natural ways to ease depression and reduce anxiety
Published 1/21/2010 at 1:15 p.m. 0 comments
Q: Last week, you gave a ‘Dumb Award’ to “anti-depressant drugs and the doctors who prescribe them for every woman who is tired or tearful.” I struggle with depression, and my medications don’t help. Can you elaborate?
Women, Wisdom and Wealth: Get started on your financial fitness program
Published 1/14/2010 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments
By looking at the parking lots of the health clubs this month; it’s obvious that a number of us have made fitness a New Year’s resolution.
Women, Wisdom and Wealth: Traveling the path of greatness
Published 1/8/2010 at 12:43 p.m. 0 comments
Enjoying the long weekends of Christmas and New Year, my husband Pete used his free time to embark on a “Godfather I, II and III” trilogy movie marathon.
Lessons and carols
Published 12/24/2009 at 2:35 p.m. 0 comments
The holiday season can be stressful, or it can be rewarding and joyful. Remember to celebrate the simplicity of friends, family and home. Over the past 18 to 24 months everyone has learned more than they cared to about mortgages, ...
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