One-click shopping. Prime delivery. Millions of products. Is there anything not to love about Amazon? But with this easy customer experience and vast selection, it can be tempting to make purchases on Amazon daily. And those purchases can seriously add up, especially for families. A 2019 survey showed a family using Amazon Prime will spend […]
In 2018, the average family of four in the Bay Area spent $1,200 – 1,600 per month on groceries. In 2022, the average has increased by over 25% to $1,6002,000 per month. Food tends to be one of the top three areas of spending for families after Home and Childcare. How much do you spend? […]
Around Thanksgiving and the calendar (and tax year) end is when commercials and requests for donations tend to really pick up. Most people I talk to wish that they could give more financially to the causes they love but given the high cost of living and high taxes most people feel they cannot afford it. […]
News Flash: It is expensive to live in the Bay Area. For most families with young children, every dollar is needed to live the life you want to live. There are the basic needs, and then add on childcare, home improvement, taking a vacation, saving for retirement and maybe putting aside something for college. What’s […]
Financial advice for the Year of the Dragon.
For most clients that I worked with over the past year, 2010 has been a turbulent year full of both highs (new babies, new jobs) and lows (home value declines, pay cuts). And if you follow the Chinese Zodiac calendar, this is not surprising since it was the Year of the Tiger. The Year of […]
On August 8, 2011, the S&P lost 6.7% of its value, and most investors are still suffering from whiplash caused by the market’s ups and downs last week. Whether you watched your portfolio plummet, saw the drop as a good time to buy, or sat on the sidelines stunned, I have some advice… take a […]