Should everyone be planning for retirement?

April 9, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I was chatting with one of my friends yesterday and she was very upset.  Her parents are getting ready to retire and they are going to sell her childhood home.  Unfortunately her parents didn’t save a lot during their working years so they are going to downsize and use the profits from […]

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5 Tips to Get Cheaper Insurance for Your Rental Property

April 8, 2014

[The following is a guest contribution] OK, so you know that you need rental property insurance to protect your investment once your tenant moves in.  But do you know how to get the right coverage without spending an arm and a leg? Fear not!  It IS possible to get great rental property insurance at rates […]

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Judge Judy Talks Money

April 7, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As you know I am really addicted to reality TV.  My latest obsession is judge shows.  Every night at 7 pm I watch Judge Judy.  I avoided watching her for a long time because I thought she was way too harsh on people, but now I’m loving it. Give your word and […]

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Use Communication and Pre-nups to Build A Strong Relationship

April 6, 2014

Hi All, Embarking upon a new relationship is a wonderful time in life – emotions are running high and you have ton of optimism about the future you will build together. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize your love by discussing mundane things like who brings home the bacon. But when you […]

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Weekly roundup: Good jobs, travels and wealth

April 4, 2014

(A pic I took in Central Park) Good morning Dinks and Happy Friday.  In just over a month I will be in NYC.  I absolutely love travelling.  I am also a planner so I always plan my vacations months in advance.  This makes the time between booking my vacation and actually going on vacation totally […]

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It’s time to cut the cord.

April 3, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Do you remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about my Dad’s girlfriend being in debt at 65?  In case you missed that post let me break it down for you very quickly.  My Dad used to spend his winters in Florida.  Last year he wasn’t able to go because his […]

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Do you need to switch credit cards?

April 2, 2014

    Good morning Dinks.  It’s that time of the year again: Spring Fever.  Everywhere, people are cleaning out their homes, getting rid of unwanted items and making positive changes in their lives.  For some people this includes making changes to their finances.  Being financially responsible includes saving money for your goals, living on a […]

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Find the perfect mortgage in 3 easy steps

March 31, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  It’s officially spring.  For a banker this means it’s credit season and for a client it means it’s home buying season.  So what does that mean?  It means that at this time of the year people are shopping for the best interest rate on their mortgage. During spring time people are cleaning […]

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Weekly roundup: Vacations, spouses and mistakes

March 28, 2014

Happy Friday Dinks.  I have to tell you I’ve just about had it with winter.  It’s the end of March and I thought this month was supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb.  So what’s going on with the snow?  I didn’t hate winter as much this year as […]

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