Handle your money with confidence

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFALast night, the man in front of me in line at the grocery store spent a good five minutes taking things out of his cart, only to add them back a moment later, and then remove them again. Turns out he was running low on cash, and was only...

Protect against financial risks

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAWith the stock market behaving like a roller coaster carnival ride more people are looking for the riskless way to invest. A prospective client came in today to see if I had any ideas for risk-free investments and it got me thinking. I very...

Make Your Money Work As Hard As You Do

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAI read in the paper today that the average American now works 46 hours per week. For people who hold managerial positions, are self-employed, or work on commission, the number can be significantly higher. When you spend that much time and...

Maximize your cash flow

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAA client came into my office today, worried about how in the world she’s supposed to set money aside for retirement, when she is living paycheck to paycheck. A highly relevant question, I’d say. Because let’s face it. No matter how savvy an...

Save Money on Taxes

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFATax refunds are finally here! While I didn’t receive one myself (people in my business rarely do), many of my clients did, and many chose wisely – they decided to invest at least part of the money. In order to help you score a refund (or if...