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The Best Laid Plans

One of my favorite movie quotes is “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball,” from the […]

Financial Minimalism

Money can be complicated. It can cause stress, tensions in relationships, and disappointments. However, money can also help provide opportunity, […]

Kids Savings Account- Do they need one?

No, children do not need a savings account but most parents feel like they should open one up as soon […]

True Costs of Education

If you have children, a huge driver of where you choose to live depends on where your little ones will […]

Can you afford a family pet?

I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers. I have always had a Golden in my life. I had Max, Toby, Jake, […]

Setting Your Sweat Budget

How much should you spend on health and fitness?  The answer to this question depends on you, your financial resources […]

Living the Dream in the Bay Area- Is it worth it?

The Bay Area is a beautiful place to live. Mountains, beaches, great weather, robust economy, wine country, great food, active […]

YEAR OF THE MONKEY 2016- ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN

Do not waste your time planning out every detail of your life this year! The influence of the Monkey puts […]