Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Genworth Financial released a survey that looks at how, why and to whom we make, keep and break promises. According to the survey, the number one reason Americans aim to keep a promise is to keep their word. It also appears that people are highly motivated by family priorities. Sixty percent of U.S. adults reported they keep promises to satisfy a loved one, and 59 percent to show they care. When it came to delivering on their promises, more than half of those who have ever made a promise, 65 percent, gave themselves an “A” in keeping promises. Read the rest of this entry »
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Most people I’ve spoken to said that they shopped on “Black Friday” and on “Cyber-Monday” without a holiday spending budget. In retrospect, they admitted it would have been a good idea. It may have prevented them from spending more than they wanted and prevented them from buying tempting items that weren’t on their list. Read the rest of this entry »
Well, the holiday shopping season is here, and some of us, in the desire to please family and friends, will spend more than we can afford. Learning how to control the urge to splurge, could help your personal balance sheet in the New Year. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you a planner; i.e. decide what you want and then develop a plan to achieve it? Or are you an evolver who falls into a life plan as it evolves?
It’s both my belief and experience that planners are more certain to realize what’s most important to them while evolvers are less likely to feel that they made the best use of their time and talents. Read the rest of this entry »
The quest for “the good life” continues to drive Baby Boomers to sacrifice today, so that they can enjoy the finer things tomorrow according to a MainStay Investments’ Boomer Retirement Lifestyle Study. A majority (76 percent) of Boomers surveyed say they are willing to spend less now to invest for a more comfortable lifestyle in the future. Read the rest of this entry »