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Keeping up with the Joneses and Social Spending

“Keeping up with the Joneses” refers to benchmarking oneself vis-à-vis your neighbors or social circle when it comes to material […]

Financial Activism

News Flash: It is expensive to live in the Bay Area. For most families with young children, every dollar is […]

Optimize Your Employee Benefits

For a lot of working people, open enrollment is approaching (October through November). This usually means boring emails from your […]

How to Teach Your Children that Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

My son is seven years old and thinks it is super cool to pretend to “make it rain” with his […]

YEAR OF THE EARTH DOG 2018- HOW TO MANAGE YOUR FINANCES

We have had two straight years of craziness with the year of the Monkey followed by the year of the […]

What’s the point of Money?

One of my favorite financial planners recently wrote in the New York Times, “The point of money is to help […]

Top Five Money Lessons for Kids

In general, talking about money makes people tense. So, how can you talk to our children openly and effectively about […]

The Best Laid Plans

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