Getting your financial life in order takes hard work, but there are some simple tips to make the journey easier.

Personal Finance “Hacks”

How many times have you clicked on that article online that started with “Top 5 Ways..” or “Quick tips to..”? Probably a lot.  We work hard on many things in our lives, but sometimes we all want a shortcut.  Just like there is no miracle juice drink or 5 minute workout that will get you[…]

Millennials, you are not invincible. Consider your need for life insurance.

Why Do Millennials Need Life Insurance?

Many Millennials are delaying traditional life milestones that 20- and 30-somethings in the past would have already achieved such as getting married, buying a house or starting a family. We have a lot on our plates trying to achieve our goals of paying off student loans, saving for retirement or starting a business.  Believe me,[…]

If you are getting married, it's time to do some basic goal setting and financial planning. Don't forget about estate planning!

Then Comes Marriage

You are crushing it in your career and have found love! Mazel Tov! You and your partner have decided to make it official and tie the knot. Now what? I’m not going to give you any wedding planning tips because Heather ran that show. However, I can share some advice on financial planning topics to address[…]

Want to get ahead in your career? Learn how to make the most of a mentor and how to be financially prepared for a partnership promotion.

First Comes Love…or Career

First comes love…or does it? A lot of Millennials I know actually are putting career before love. I get it. Especially in a city like New York, I find so many Millennials that are incredibly driven and focused on crushing it in the business world. The entrepreneur mentality means that we become enveloped in our[…]

Are target-date funds the right investment for your retirement? It depends on your goals, time horizon and risk tolerance.

Are Target-Date Funds Right for You?

Target-date funds is a phrase you may come across when looking at investment options in a 401(k), 403(b) or other type of defined contribution retirement plan. The media loves to talk about them as well. In fact, according to Morningstar, there is over $750 billion invested in target-date funds. But do you know what a[…]

If you need last minute cash, don't tap your 401(k). Have a cash reserve and plan ahead.

Need Cash? Don’t Tap That 401(k)!

Let me share a story with you.  Tom and Jane are a Millennial couple who just got married and are looking buy their first house.  The have saved up some money but have student loan debt.  Unfortunately, Tom just lost his job leaving them with only Jane’s income to pay the bills and the loans. […]

Can Millennials retire like their boomer grandparents? Social Security and the Market may be a factor.

Can I Achieve Financial Independence?

I know this question isn’t probably top of mind for Millennials. Do you even know what “financial independence” means or looks like for you? Let me give you an idea. Financial independence is the new term for retirement because for many of us, it doesn’t mean playing bridge or golfing every day in sunny Florida.[…]

That tax refund isn't what you think it is. Learn why letting Uncle Sam hold your money may not be the best idea.

We Take the Fun Out of Tax Refund

Are you getting a tax refund this year? The answer is probably yes because the IRS says that most taxpayers do get money back each year. Sadly, that is not the answer financial advisors like myself want to hear.  Why?  Because that means you just loaned the government money interest-free.  The federal government had your[…]