Teach Them Young: Why It’s Important to Teach Your Children About Financial Health

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When your children understand the ins and outs of finances, it teaches them how to manage money and other life skills they can take with them into adulthood. For instance, learning how to save can teach your kids discipline. Showing them how to spend responsibly can lead to solid decision-making skills. And teaching them how to invest can help them learn to deny themselves instant gratification. Good financial health can do many wonderful things for your children. But they need your help to learn what that actually is. Here’s how to help your children take some practical steps toward building up their own financial health. Have Age-Appropriate Money Conversations Teaching your children how to make good decisions with their own … Read more

Bespoke Development – From Cocktails to Careers

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The following is a guest post by Julie Winkle Giulioni, author of Promotions Are So Yesterday. If you’d like to contribute a guest post to Money Q&A, be sure to check out the site’s Guest Posting Guidelines. I recently visited a trendy new restaurant with friends. Arriving a bit early, we decided to grab a drink, but there was no menu insight. The mixologist (James) explained that this was by design and offered to create the perfect cocktail for each of us. He began by ‘interviewing’ each of us about our likes, dislikes, and how we were feeling that evening. Then he proceeded to whip up a tray full of cocktails that my friends and I could never have ordered … Read more

How to Choose a Financial Planner

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The following is a guest post by Michael J. Garry, CFP®, JD/MBA, the author of two books, The Smart Person’s Guide to Financial Planning & Investments: A Simple and Straightforward Approach to Understanding Your Personal Finances and Independent Financial Planning: Your Ultimate Guide to Finding and Choosing the Right Financial Planner. If you’d like to submit a guest post to Money Q&A, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. There are as many different kinds of financial advice as there are financial advisors, and choosing the right person to help you reach your financial goals can be a daunting process. One rule of thumb I think it’s always a good idea to keep in mind:  follow the money. … Read more

Your Teen’s First Car – A Financial Learning Opportunity?

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The following is a guest post by Adrian Johansen, a writer specializing in business and technology topics. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianJohanse18. If you’d like to submit a guest post to Money Q&A, be sure to check out the site’s Guest Posting Guidelines. As your kids grow up, you should take any chance you can to teach them about money and finances because those lessons will be essential as they grow into adulthood. While you’ll have many opportunities to do so, one of the best times to teach them about financial responsibility is when they show interest in buying their first car. This is a great time to educate the kids on the various expected and unexpected costs of vehicle … Read more

The Emotion of Money: Have You Had the Honest Conversation??

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The following is a guest post by Anthony Delauney, author of Owning the Dash: The No-Regrets Retirement Roadmap. If you’d like to submit a guest post to Money Q&A, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. We often associate financial success with achieving a target amount of wealth, finding the ‘hot’ stock, or discovering the most cost-efficient way to achieve the maximum rate of return. In essence, it’s all about the money. It’s a rat race to see how much better you can do than your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers, and even your own family. Some individuals love to share success stories about when they bought into a certain company or cryptocurrency or real estate holding and … Read more

Semi-Retirement Is Not the Answer to Life’s Dilemmas After 65


“I’m not ready to retire, or I can’t afford to retire, so I’ll work part-time.” How many times have I heard this said?  Too many.  For some reason, millions of people around the age of 65 believe semi-retirement is the answer to all their dilemmas. They feel now is the time to slow down and take things at their pace. But to have one foot in retirement and the other in work, is living in the worst of both worlds. Take it from someone who knows. At 52, I was given just six months to live. Semi-retirement was forced on me and it was not pretty. I had money, friends, family, a social life, good health, but it was not … Read more