Are You a Tortoise or a Hare?

by Jillian Beirne DaviToday’s article is about why budgets and diets don’t work. And how to manage the Holiday Hangover you might be feeling.When people decide they’re going to lose weight, or stick to a budget, or finally pay off their credit cards, typically they...

How To Increase Your Retirement Confidence

by Manisha Thakor How are we Americans collectively feeling about our retirement prospects? Survey says (and most financial advisors would concur), not so great.Consider this comparative data from an annual study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute:In 2007, the...

It’s Not Your Pot That Stinks

by Ann WilsonIt’s not the pot, it’s the ingredients that stink!“I don’t want to invest in the stock market. I’ve got an ISA/ Pension/ Superannuation/ Retirement Annuity/ 401K and it is doing terribly”.I get emails like this almost everyday and it makes me mad. Not at...

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Investors Make

by Manisha ThakorAs a financial advisor I’m frequently asked: “Why should I pay someone to manage my investments?”You may think an advisor should find “the next hot investment.” Increasingly, though, I’ve come to believe the real value is in helping clients avoid...

There’s No Freedom in Waiting to be Rich

by Ann WilsonIt’s one of the most basic questions ever: What do you and 99% of the population want most?Most people will say “More money.” Specifically, we want to be rich. Who wouldn’t? If you’re rich, you really don’t have much to worry about, except maybe what to...

How Breathing Can Save Your Finances…

by Jillian Beirne DaviI’m known for saying that Money is a HUMAN made tool.  And humans are emotional.  Therefore money is emotional.(Even though it doesn’t have to be.)Money follows the simple laws of cause and effect. You GIVE to the world a specific...

3 Reasons We Overspend

by Manisha ThakorHave you ever set a financial goal only to find that your actual spending significantly surpassed your budget? When you have the best of intentions to create financial health, why is it so darn easy to sabotage your progress? As a female financial...