30 01, 2019

The Merkel Plan

Alia and Tim were like many of my clients: living in a major metropolitan city, earning a good living, bought […]

20 01, 2019

Should You Both Work?

Affording life in the Bay Area is expensive. In general, it takes two working parents to make ends meet and […]

15 01, 2019


Say goodbye to the Year of the Dog, and hello to the Year of the Pig, the final year of […]

6 12, 2018

Cost of Taking Care of You

The sky could be the limit when it comes to spending money on self-care, but as a busy parent, it […]

1 11, 2018

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 […]

20 10, 2018

Financial Activism

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

30 09, 2018

Optimize Your Employee Benefits

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

6 09, 2018

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 […]