Why isn’t financial literacy taught in school? 

“Why isn’t financial literacy taught in school?”That is the number one question I get from parents. And they’re usually shocked when I tell them that financial literacy is being taught in school!After two years of pandemic disruptions, kids are back in the...
Booksmart

Booksmart

For many of us, summer is a time for reading: on vacation, at the pool or beach, or on a park bench. I gravitate toward nonfiction and historical fiction. My son Justin is a voracious reader and has been challenging me to read other genres. So this...
Sorry, Cash Only!

Sorry, Cash Only!

When it comes to everyday transactions, there’s been a long-running decline in cash use and a broad shift to e-commerce and virtual payments, accelerated by the pandemic, for the following reasons: Cash is inconvenient. Unless you’re paid in cash, you...
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...