Buying a House Might Not be a Great Investment

Buying a House Might Not be a Great Investment

For most of us, owning a home will be the biggest investment you
have.  But is it really a good
investment, or is it just a place to lay our heads at night?   You have to live somewhere, and as I like to
say, “you can’t take a brick out of your house to put food on the […]

Your Money – You Can’t Take it with You

Your Money – You Can’t Take it with You

At age 70 ½ the government (Uncle Sam), wants you to start
taking money out of your tax-deferred retirement accounts.  You know, your 401K, your IRA.  Any retirement account that you have put part
of your income into over the years to avoid paying tax on it.  Now they want you to take a RMD (Required
Minimum Distribution).  […]

Steps to Take When You Lose a Loved One

Steps to Take When You Lose a Loved One

The population is aging, and we find ourselves more and more having to
deal with the loss of loved ones.  It can
be a very emotional time.  While their
estate documents might be all in place, the documents especially control what
happens months after their passing. So, what happens after death until the will
kicks in?  Having a checklist in […]

Wedding Bliss On A Budget

Wedding Bliss On A Budget

When thinking
about what topic to write on for my blog post this week, I decided to write
about something that I personally learned a lot about this year: weddings. My
husband & I got married in April and it was an eye opening experience. Of
course I knew the cost of weddings were increasing at an exponential rate, but
I had no idea […]

Is it Time to Dodge the Draft?

Is it Time to Dodge the Draft?

No, you are not going to have to avoid a Government draft. But with
winter coming, you might want to do somethings about that drafty house.  Some simple inexpensive projects could save
you up to 18% on your energy bills this winter. 
Here are four projects you should look at doing.

  1. Durable Weather Stripping.  Take a look at your exterior doors.  […]

Why I Kicked My College Graduate Out of the House

Why I Kicked My College Graduate Out of the House

When my oldest child was about to
graduate from college earlier this year, I made a strategic decision: We
were going to kick her out of the house and get her living on her own.

Do you think I am a bad parent? Or, am I taking the steps that more parents should today–getting […]

Green Eggs and Van

Green Eggs and Van

When my son was a small child, he loved when I would read
him Dr. Seuss books.  Stories like ‘Oh
the Things you can Think’, or ‘To think I saw it on Mulberry Street’ were some
of his favorites.   Maybe it was the
funny stories.  Or maybe it was the
made-up words.  But he kept asking me to
read them again and again. 

What he did […]

Do this with your 401(k) as the market tanks

Do this with your 401(k) as the market tanks

There’s one market correlation you can count on: When the markets plummet, calls to 401(k) plan providers go up.

If you’re like a lot of people, you’re also reaching for the phone — or just looking for reassurance that your nest egg will still be OK.

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Ted Jenkin named as a Top 10 Advisor

Ted Jenkin named as a Top 10 Advisor

Ted Jenkin named as a Top 10 Advisor from the just released Investopedia 100 Top Financial Advisors of 2019!

What Insurance Moves Do I Make With Hurricane Florence?

What Insurance Moves Do I Make With Hurricane Florence?

With another major hurricane hitting the east cost over the past week, torrential downpour and flooding, and more than 1,000,000 without power, the questions will be coming soon on what to do insurance wise regarding hurricane Florence.  When any of our homes have floods, it can be difficult […]