Category Archives for Money Smarts

Summer Financial Plan Review

Summer Financial Plan Update

  Ah, Summer! Time to kick back, relax on the beach, and enjoy a cold drink. While Summer is the perfect time to take some time off and relax it’s also the perfect time to do a quick financial plan review. What? You don’t have a financial plan? Well, in that case, Summer is a […]

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Announcing The Smart Money Great Life Video Series

Financial Clairty Partners presents Smart Money Greta Life

I believe that everyone should have access to unbiased financial information. To do that, I charge affordable fees for both financial planning and investment management, meaning almost anyone can take advantage of the benefits of true financial planning by working with me. But, I know that not everyone can work with me directly, so I […]

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3 Key Strategies To Reduce The Urge To Overspend

How to reduce the urge to overspend

You see something in your local electronics store, at Amazon or at the car dealer and you just have to have it…NOW! Welcome to 21st century consumer society, where the urge to overspend is everywhere. All we have to do is swipe the credit card or add it to our virtual shopping card. Bing, bang, […]

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Raise Your Spending Awareness To Increase Your Net Worth

raise your spending awareness

If you’re like most people, spending money is an almost automatic occurrence. Money comes in…and it goes out…all without a thought. Is it any wonder then that so many people have no idea where their money goes? This lack of spending awareness is one of the reasons that the average american has less than $4,000 […]

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Reviewing Your Form W-4 After Tax Reform – Can You Increase Your Take Home Pay In 2018?

IRS Form W-4

Whew, you filed your taxes on April 15, just in time. Now you can kick back, relax and forget about the IRS until next April 14th, right? Not so fast! Despite the fact that you’d rather be thinking about Summer vacation than taxes, now is a great time to start planning for next year. Why? […]

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Is Amazon Good or Evil For Your Money

Amazon gives easy access to instant shopping at competitive prices. Is Amazon too big and too powerful or is it providing a valuable service? Depending on your perspective Amazon could be good or evil. The answer will be based on how you use Amazon.

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Don’t Let Black Friday Put You Into The Red-FCP010

With Black Friday coming you will want to make sure that you don’t blow your budget and go into debt just to get your share of holiday cheer. Use or tips and suggestions to stay in financial control this holiday season.

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Don’t Make These Open Enrollment Mistakes-FCP009

Open enrollment season is here and it’s time to choose your mix of benefits for next year. We highlight the most common mistakes people make during open enrollment and give you some tips to make sure you get the most out of your benefits program.

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I Predict The Next Stock Market Drop -FCP008

Predicting the stock market is something that all of us try to do. Everyone wants to know what the stock market is going to do next. I give my prediction of the next market drop and explain why it shouldn’t matter to you, especially if you have done a good job of planning your financial future.

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Your Just In Case Plan-FCP004

Having a emergency action plan in place will help you think and act clearly when something unexpected happens. This fourth episode of the Financial Clarity Podcast gives you some ideas on how to put together your own action plan to deal with a serious or urgent event.

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