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Most Americans are going to see some kind of decrease to their take-home pay following the political wrangling over the fiscal cliff that ushered in the New Year. No matter which way you lean politically, putting less money in your bank account on a regular basis stings. The question is: Will people make different financial decisions because of it and what are the long-term effects of those choices? And, does it put their retirement future in jeopardy?
This kind of change in our…Continue
What does the result of the 2012 presidential election have to do with your financial security? The candidates and special interest groups are all trying to tell you how the election will affect your future both financially and socially for years to come.
Chances are you know who you are going to vote for and you have multiple reasons why it’s the right choice for you. So, my job here is not to tell you what to do based on the outcome of this election; it is to tell you that this…Continue
In September, my firm, Matson Money, had the pleasure of hosting an event in Las Vegas for more than 200 financial advisors. The focus of the meeting was “How to Be a Super Hero In the Eyes of Your Clients.” I know it sounds dramatic, but isn’t the whole point of being an advisor to stand up for your clients and do the right thing?
If you’re really going to be a hero, you have to help your clients navigate through all of the mixed messages and financial garbage that they are bombarded…Continue
As a mother who is a professional in the financial industry, it seems like I should have the “right” answers for how to teach kids to be responsible with money. Yet, I find myself regularly questioning if I’m setting them up for the reality of how money works and how to respect and appreciate it.
Earlier this summer, my family took a vacation to Florida. In the several months leading up to the trip, both my husband and I found ourselves giving lectures to our children about how…Continue