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We often think of finances as a calculative and dry subject. We believe that the cold numbers will lead us to an objectively correct way to spend our money. However, life is full of unexpected and difficult choices and sometimes there isn’t a purely data-driven answer available.In these times you need to examine factors like your mental state, your money

Money is a hard thing to talk about. It fits right in between being honest with your doctor and discussing a “newly renovated” nursing home with your mother-in-law. In fact, we’re taught from an early age to avoid talking about money. Even straightforward subjects like salary and savings are hindered by a layer of taboo. So, imagine the herculean difficulty of

THE ASSUMPTIONS WE MAKEDuring the transition of married life to divorced life, I was in a doctor’s office, filling out the typical paperwork. The question of ‘in case of emergency who should we call?’ stumped me as I thought, “Now what? Who should they call?” It’s strange how a usually straightforward question transforms into more profound thoughts about who and

THE ASSUMPTIONS WE MAKEDuring the transition of married life to divorced life, I was in a doctor’s office, filling out the typical paperwork. The question of ‘in case of emergency who should we call?’ stumped me as I thought, “Now what? Who should they call?” It’s strange how a usually straightforward question transforms into more profound thoughts about who and

“I have never heard a person speak with such vulnerability at a business conference as you just were.” Really? Moi? My presentation at a national conference of financial and philanthropic professionals carried the title, “What Was and What Will Be: A Client in Transition.” I presented case studies, mine included, to illustrate the best and worst practices of advisors’ vis-a-vis

November is the month where we are especially thankful for our bounty, in whatever form it takes. I am grateful for this year’s opportunities for growth, challenge, learning, and listening. In the spirit of the season, I offer you fodder for your nourishment.Perspective Can Take You Anywhere We are all in some life transition – either by choice or thrust