Not Your Dad's Financial Advice

February 18, 2019

Last month, I wrote about inflation. Riveting stuff, I know. However, in that column I twice used the phrase, “When I was your age…”, a line that has been used by older generations the world over to express, often with disdain, how the times have changed. Then, it hit me like a double shot of ...

Read more »

What’s your earliest memory? Mine is visiting my grandparents in New York. I must have been about four or five at the time. It’s all very hazy, but I vaguely remember rooms with those wooden paneled walls, eating Corn Flakes for breakfast, trying Juicy Fruit gum for the first time and these little ...

Read more »

During an interview with a reporter last week, I was asked what I thought was the easiest investment concept to explain. It was a fantastic question that momentarily put me on my heels. I knew there was no single right answer, but I began racing for one while I ran downstairs to grab a cup of ...

Read more »

Immediate gratification is not a Millennial thing, it’s an everyone thing. No one likes to wait, which is why you can pay extra not to. Retailers offer next day shipping, amusement parks offer fast passes to cut the lines and don’t even get me started on instant coffee (if you can call it coffee).

Read more »

For most of 2018, I felt like we were finally getting out of The Great Recession’s lingering haze. For older members of my generation, it has been a solid seven-year run of favorable enough conditions to grab onto something we can call our own. Whether that's a steady job with benefits or a now ...

Read more »

If you bought a home recently, you understand how easily homeownership can eat up money.  From the down payment and closing costs to fresh paint and new furniture, it’s no surprise cash disappears fast. And now, we’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season where our spending always seems to ...

Read more »

As young parents, many of us spend a lot of time, money and energy having and raising children. After all, family planning is what brought me and my wife to our beautiful town of Westfield. But, what about planning for things once our kids grow up? I am glad you asked because there are a number of ...

Read more »

Retirement means different things to different people. You might think of it as a standing tee time at Echo Lake Country Club, while your neighbor would like to hop on a six-month cruise around the world. Many millennials and younger professionals aren’t thinking about retirement in that ...

Read more »

Financial professionals hear it all the time: “If I only knew then what I know now.”  People seek advice once their mistakes have already been made, and they are looking for ways to fix them.  It’s a natural thing to do. But Millennials, Baby Boomers and all generations (yes, even kids) can ...

Read more »