Category: Personal finance

Ten Indicators of Financial Stress

Ten Indicators of Financial Stress

President Calvin Coolidge once said “There is no independence quite so important as living within your means.” Unfortunately, debt problems often creep up on people gradually until they get to a point where it...

Take-Aways from FPA

Take-Aways from FPA

Last week, I attended the 2019 Financial Planning Association (FPA) conference which contained inspirational messages and personal finance updates for financial advisors. Below are six key take-aways for consumers: ¨     Prepare Yourself to Succeed-...

Take a Money Talk Minute

Take a Money Talk Minute

Welcome to Money Talk, a blog designed to improve readers’ financial capability with research-based information “nuggets” about personal finance. At least once a week, I’ll post content gleaned from journal articles, research reports, universities,...

Personal Finance Milestone Ages

Personal Finance Milestone Ages

At the May 2017 conference of the Financial Planning Association on New Jersey, the concept of a “standard of care” for financial planning clients was discussed. In other words, similar to medical standards of...

What Financial Health Means to Me: NED

What Financial Health Means to Me: NED

In this week’s Money Latters Minute, I am sharing a post about Financial Health that I wrote for #FinHealthMatters Day on June 27: https://militaryfamilies.extension.org/2017/06/27/what-financial-health-means-to-me-ned/. There are many parallels between physical health and financial health,...

Personal Finance Tasks by the Decade

Personal Finance Tasks by the Decade

Although actual timing will vary from person to person (e.g., I completed a Ph.D. program in my 40s), below are some suggested financial milestones to achieve during each decade of adult life. Milestones achieved...