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10 Money Resolutions You Should Make This Year

It’s that time of year. Yes, the week when millions of Americans make their oaths to the fitness gods. Being physically fit is certainly a worthy (if elusive) goal. but many of us have finances that — let’s face it — are a little out of shape...

Ask an Advisor: What’s the Difference Between Fee and No-Fee Advisors?

What's the difference between a financial advisor who is paid for their services versus one who isn't? I'd like to start a relationship with someone who can listen to my goals, take a look at my debts and assess my financial picture (objectively)...

How We Saved $300,000

Let’s face it, saving money is hard. It requires discipline and determination on an ongoing basis. According to a recent survey by TIAA-CREF, only 56 percent of women express confidence that they're saving enough for retirement, compared to 65...

How to Build Wealth at Every Stage of Your Life

While staying healthy may not always be easy, at least there’s a checklist of steps you can take to skew the odds in your favor. Your doctor — not to mention, any number of reputable health sites — can tell you exactly what to do, and when to do...

7 Warning Signs You’re In Financial Trouble

I vividly remember being in my kitchen a couple years ago and having to decide between two bills to pay: our mortgage or day care. My husband has recently gotten laid off for the second time in four years, and in the meantime, we had doubled our...

Ask an Advisor: What Is the Capital Gains Tax?

What is the capital gains tax, and how can I calculate mine? — Elyse, New Jersey We all know that the IRS wants a piece of everything we earn, whether it’s our salary or investments. Generally, the capital gains tax is a percentage owed to the...

10 Habits of High Net-Worth Women

As a financial advisor, I have occasionally found myself feeling envious of certain clients. Not because of their wealth — but because they were disciplined and determined enough to do all the right things that enabled them to accumulate their...

Ask an Advisor: What Is the Inheritance Tax?

What is the inheritance tax? Receiving an inheritance usually comes with paying an inheritance tax, depending on where you live or where the deceased lived. An inheritance tax is a state tax (or county tax, in one case) imposed on beneficiaries...

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