Buy Now, “Pain” Later

Buy Now, “Pain” Later

Hi there,Have you noticed how many stores and online shopping sites now offer the option of paying by installments? Have your kids asked to use these services?Called “buy now pay later (BNPL)” services (or point-of-sale loans) these services have earned...
Getting Back More Than You Give

Getting Back More Than You Give

Of the five Pillars of Money, Earn, Save, Spend, Share and Invest, Share sometimes gets overlooked. In a survey asking why people don’t donate their money, top answers were: people thought their donation was too small to make a...
Tax Time

Tax Time

I’m looking forward to spring! More sunshine, warmer weather and longer days to enjoy both. But when I worked in public accounting, I dreaded this time of year. It was also “tax season” and I was one grumpy accountant.Seems I was not alone. My colleague Neal...
Family Finance Apps

Family Finance Apps

Are you frantically checking under couch cushions on allowance day?!Cash is disappearing at an accelerated rate and most financial transactions these days are digital. Financial technology (fintech) is changing every aspect of how we deal with money and has produced...
Ready, Set, Goal!

Ready, Set, Goal!

Happy New Year!At this time of year, many of us make resolutions – to kick a bad habit, like spending too much on take-out, or prepared food (guilty!) or to start a new healthy habit, like saving and investing regularly. The beginning of a new year...
Gifting & Getting

Gifting & Getting

The holiday season is in full swing! Some of us, my family included, have already celebrated Chanukah, while others will be celebrating in the weeks ahead. For most of us, the holidays are a time of increased spending on food, travel and gifts. When it comes to...