July 25, 2013
Conventional wisdom says money won’t buy happiness. My response is, “If you agree, you’re probably not spending it right.” A lot of interesting behavioral economics research...
May 8, 2013
The grand majority of people work in some way or another. Some may work in corner offices while others harvest fields for their pay. Some may work in white lab coats trying to find the cure to deadly diseases while others move equipment from town...
May 6, 2013
With spring cleaning (hopefully) over and done, the season of the garage sale is upon us. It’s time to clear out the clutter, make some...
April 15, 2013
SAN DIEGO (MainStreet) — Some of the biggest worries about the future among the country’s affluent are the price of gas, the...
April 9, 2013
My work gives me the extraordinary opportunity to speak with hundreds of donors who want to make financial gifts to organizations they care...
January 31, 2013
Charities that rely on donations from individuals should brace for lean times, with the U.S. payroll tax increase expected to curtail Americans' generosity, according to a poll released on Thursday.
One in five people questioned for the...
January 21, 2013
Now that Eric and I are married, I’ve often wondered which is the better option for us: filing a standard deduction or an itemized deduction...
January 18, 2013
We don’t really cook in my family, and unless there is some sort of chocolate involved, we don’t enjoy spending time in the kitchen. So when we found ourselves without dinner plans on Christmas Eve, we drove to a local restaurant. On the way, I...
December 24, 2012
In my last post, I talked about the importance of perspective and how I want to keep my focus this year on the...
December 12, 2012
We’re making a change. This month, our blended family Christmas gifting is going to be seamless, because we’ve finally got a plan.
For the past few years that we’ve been...