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From monthly archives: September 2016

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Let’s Prepare for the Change of Seasons

As I write this, a noticeable change is in the air. The temps aren’t necessarily cold yet, but the days are getting slightly shorter. There’s a crispness to the mornings I’ve always found inviting. There’s definitely a change of seasons coming. Although we know the seasons will change and time will march on, we don’t always think it will come as quickly as it often does. In other words, it can really sneak up on us. The same can be said of the change of seasons in our own lives. From our childhood and the progression from grade to grade and on to graduation, jobs, and retirement, the passing of time is inevitable. Planning ahead for them is not. I’ve encountered many ‘change of season’ moments in my own life. The most recent being the change of seasons in my role with my own parents. I remember the time and coordination it took to find comfortable, supportive care for my parents in a care facility. We were blessed to find such an organization that could ...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

How soon is too soon to talk to your kids or grandkids about money? If they are old enough to ask for a toy or a bike, they are old enough to start learning financial lessons that will last a lifetime. The best financial lessons are part of everyday experiences. Look for opportunities to talk about money, read books aloud and play games that center around spending money wisely. Be open and honest when you discuss your financial experiences—good or bad. Here are some examples of teachable moments to help you get started: At the bank When you go to the bank, bring your children with you and show them how transactions work. Get the manager to explain how the bank operates, how money generates interest and how an ATM works. Ask the manager for a tour. On payday Discuss how your pay is budgeted to pay for housing, food and clothing, and how a portion is saved for future expenses, such as college tuition and retirement. At the market It’s easy to give clear examples of “need ...

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