New Year’s Resolutions: Why Bother?

February 1, 2017

If you are like the 44% of Americans who made New Year’s resolutions in January, you might by now also be feeling like the 92% of people who fail to keep their resolutions. If so, you might be wondering what is the best way to stay on track? What can I do if I fall off the wagon? Or why bother setting them at all?

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Gratitude Is Good For Your Health

December 1, 2016

After a particularly divisive and negative election season, many might be craving a bit more positive energy and healing. The hectic pace and excessive consumption of the holidays can also cause stress. For these reasons, now is a particularly good time to focus on gratitude and generosity to others.

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Is Your Cyber Hygiene Up to Snuff?

December 1, 2014

With the recent spate of high‐profile hacking incidents into corporate networks (e.g., Home Depot, JPMorgan), now is a good time to review ways you can protect yourself online and make sure your cyber hygiene is adequate given the ever‐more sophisticated tactics of hackers and fraudsters.  

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Financially Savvy Traveling

August 1, 2014

While traveling in Costa Rica this summer, I realized that there are many ways to make an international vacation slightly less expensive.

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The Key to Happiness

December 1, 2013

Perhaps it is the time of year, with Thanksgiving and the holidays upon us, but I tend to reflect more about what I am grateful for in my life. One of my favorite social researchers, Brené Brown, found in her research that there is a link between happiness and gratitude. She found that people who have a daily practice of gratitude are more joyful.

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How to Find a Good Financial Advisor

August 1, 2011

As a financial planner, I often get asked by friends for advice on choosing a financial advisor. I thought I’d share a few resources with others who might be on the hunt for a financial advisor.

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