Category Archives: Financial Planning

The Terror of Inheriting a Mess Part 3: Your Scary Stories Continued

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After sharing Part 1 and Part 2 of the Inheriting a Mess and scary stories series, and since I keep receiving comments, emails, and shared stories from readers and other women I have talked with recently, I thought it only fitting to finish with one more blog on the scariest day of the year (Happy Halloween!). I hope that…

The Terror of Inheriting a Mess: Part 2

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What better time to complete this topic series – Terror of Inheriting a Mess – than October, National Estate Planning Awareness Month!?! Based on your feedback and sharing from Part 1, this blog shares stories, tips and encouragement for those who have experienced inheriting a mess. Your Stories One Sixty and Me reader forewarned that you often can’t…

The Terror of Inheriting a Mess: Part 1

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What do you do when you inherit a mess? Where do you start? How do you move forward? Part of one woman’s solution, Heather Parker, was to become an estate planning attorney to help others avoid the same mess she experienced in her family. Most of us can’t choose that response but let’s take a…

Before You Go…Don’t Forget Your Pets!

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Making arrangements for your home or apartment before leaving for a vacation can feel like a daunting task when you think about all that needs to be done. Depending on how long you will be gone, you likely need to think about: having the mail/newspaper held, forwarded, or picked up, watering plants, minimizing food items…

Before You Go…Ask Yourself if You Are REALLY Ready

Summer Travels Are you ready for some stress-free summer travels? What favorite summer vacations do you remember from childhood? Any “trips to remember” stories? As a kid, we had no worries, no stress, just jumped in the vehicle when it was time to leave, right? Our family enjoyed two-week drives to the Western states in…

What advice would you give to your Graduating Grandchildren?

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The Busy Summer Months We always think holiday time in November and December is so busy, but if you are a parent or grandparent, have you ever realized how busy summer is? Last days of school, finals, graduations, Memorial Day, Vacations, 4th of July… whew! It’s no wonder time flies as fast as it does….

The Financial Freebie Frenzy

A Tongue Twister Have you tried a tongue twister in a while? Try saying “financial freebie frenzy” three times fast! I am referring to all of the great attention the topic of financial literacy gets every April, which has been happening every year since 2004 when it was recognized in the United States as Financial…

An Epidemic of Another Kind: Financial Illiteracy

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Quarantine. Lockdown. Shelter in Place. Social Distancing. COVID-19. Who heard of these terms before or even knew what they meant let alone were intentionally living them every day until 2020!?! Hopefully going forward, none of us will spend as much time at home as we have in the past two years. If Life Gives You…

Do You Know Your Worth?

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What kind of a question is that? I actually hate that question. My first impression is that it is implying my worth as a human being, a valuable person in life (or not), a life worth living, a measure of accomplishments, an implication that whatever your answer is it will rarely be enough. I read…

Money Remodel Tips AFTER Marriage

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A Fairy Tale Once upon a time…she kissed the frog who turned into a prince…and they lived happily ever after! Is that how your marriage story went or is going? Mine neither! Although I do have to say that after 37 years, my husband and I feel less stressed, happier, and are definitely enjoying life….