With Thanksgiving and Black Friday next week, I thought I’d touch on the gift giving season. It’s hard not to be swept up in the ever-increasing commercialization of the holidays. Personally, it feels like the holidays often boil down to scheduling chaos, overspending on gifts, and not enough time spent reflecting on what truly matters…

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The New Year is a great time to think about what you want to do or accomplish for the upcoming calendar year. It is also a time to calibrate and “re-center” your financial plan. Here are 5 regular rhythms that I recommend building into your annual financial check up in early January. Net worth– Calculate…

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Kind of related to the last blog post which challenged us to think about the long term purpose of our money, I challenge you to think about your TIME this holiday season. How are you spending your time each day? Are you allocating it to the things that are most dear and important to you?…

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Mortgage rates have dropped in the last month to the lowest rates since 2016 (see chart below). At the same time, many homeowners have seen their home value increase over the last few years. Now could be an advantageous time to refinance your mortgage to pay down debt, renovate your house, get rid of PMI,…

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vacation home

It’s summer time. And that means vacations. Families feel the draw of buying a 2nd home while they’re on vacation. On the trip to Florida, couples may think, “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a beach house?” Before you dig into the financials of buying a 2nd home, here are the top non-financial questions…

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