The end of the year can be a busy time. Holiday celebrations, spending time with loved ones, wrapping up work commitments and projects are all on the year end agenda. Here’s one more item you can add to the list—a year-end financial check in. And unlike holidays cookies and eggnog—you won’t feel bad about indulging in this the next morning. (more…)
What would you tell your 10 year-old self?
Do you ever think about your childhood and how some things you held a high regard for then, really don’t matter now? I do. In fact, I wish I could tell the 10-year-old me some things that could have helped me avoid or better navigate some of the difficult times. (more…)
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When our kids were little, we purchased life insurance policies for each of them. While it wasn’t a purchase that held a lot of meaning to our kids at the time, for my husband and I it was part of a long-term plan to establish good financial roots as we prepared for their future.(more…)
This summer, I was tasked with overhauling Retirement Homeroom, a National Life website dedicated to helping Educators and School District Employees plan for retirement. Like any project, I started with an open mind, gathering as much knowledge as I could and putting myself in the shoes of those we seek to help: Teachers. I found myself back in the classrooms of my favorite teachers, reflecting on their contributions to who I am – and where I am – today. I thought about the relentless “one-paper-every-weekend” assignment in Mr. Hayes’ AP English Class: I mastered the art of the m-dash. I left more prepared for college than I ever imagined. I became a writer.(more…)