As parents of a recovering heroin addict, my wife, Cathy and I struggled to deal with our son's addiction. Jason, our son, battled this disease for over eleven years. Parents of addicted loved ones often suffer alone and in silence. There are a lot of reasons for that - embarrassment, guilt that sometimes turns into shame. You question your parenting. You ask yourselves where … [Read more...] about Your Complete Guide to Support for Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL)
We've all heard the term cut your losses. You hear people use it to describe any number of things. It might be referring to a bad relationship (friendship, marriage, work, etc.). It could be in a specific investment (stock of a particular company, business, real estate, etc.). With the longest bull market in history still going, many are talking about the prospects of a … [Read more...] about Should You Have a Plan to Cut Your Losses in a Market Crash?
My wife, Cathy, and I have been on a mission in the last year or so to drastically cut expenses from our monthly budget. As you'll read in today's post, Cathy is the detail person who tracks the spending and savings.If you're a regular reader, you know of our long battle dealing with our son's addiction. During these years, we made some terrible decisions with our finances. … [Read more...] about Here are Five Practical Ways to Cut Your Monthly Budget
I created my list of the 25 best personal finance blogs last year. Since then, I've updated the post with blogs I've discovered along the way.Collectively, these blogs cover most, if not all, areas that make up personal finance. You will find articles on banking, investing, retirement, estate planning, insurance, mortgages, budgeting, saving, and much more. All of these … [Read more...] about 25 Best Personal Finance Blogs (Why You Should Read)
Most of the blogs today write about and promote early retirement. That's a great pursuit. Today, I'm going to take a little different approach to the conversation. I want to look at five mistakes I see people make after retirement.There are many more we could list. We'll focus on the five I see most in my planning practice and those I read about in blog articles and … [Read more...] about Five Mistakes People Make After Retirement