Showing Gratitude to Parents and Grandparents

  “I’m just going to send it right back!” My Grandma’s voice sounds clearly through the telephone as she describes her latest purchase from the Home Shopping Network. It’s these little quirks and characteristics that make people who are dear to us so memorable. As my Grandma’s next birthday approaches, it makes me pause and […]

Retirement Plans: Wishes, Dreams and Goals

At our age, retirement seems far away for my husband and I. However, the more I think about it, the more it seems important to start planning now. After all, the way time tens to fly when we’re having fun, the golden years will be here before we know it. When I stop and think […]

Making Open Enrollment A Little Bit Easier #Aflac #Sponsored #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Aflac. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. This time of year strikes fear and dread deep into my soul. No, not Halloween—this is much scarier. It’s time for health insurance open enrollment. I feel like every year […]

Helping Parents Prepare for the Future

  Several years ago, my father passed away and although I knew he was getting older I did not think I was going to lose him so sudden. The hurt and devastation is still there and it seems just like yesterday. Going from having two parents to just one has been a big transition. Not […]

Planning for the Future: A Family Safety Net

The comforting aroma of dinner drifting through the house.  Just-came-home-from-work greetings.  Memories of dating, our wedding day, and beginning to establish our home together.  Our lives and plans and dreams stretching out before us, like a good book yet unread.  These are things that we take comfort in.  Like most young married couples, my husband […]

Purchasing your first home: what you need to know

This is such an exciting time for everyone. Buying your first home will be stressful, exciting and expensive. But usually, it’s all worth it. Know what you can borrow How much you can borrow will depend on several factors, namely how much deposit you have, your income and any other debts or assets in your […]

Discussing Financial Decisions After Saying I Do

The time of your life is finally here! The excitement on your face clearly indicates that you can’t wait to walk down the aisle to be with your man. However, this is also the time where you will get worried about how the wedding plans are all coming together. Your wedding should not be just […]