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Fall Financial Fitness – What You Spend

Last week, we kicked off our series on financial fitness by exploring the first of three areas that comprise your financial health – what you earn. We talked about the different approaches to earning an income, and what to do when your financial goals don’t align with how much you’re bringing in.

Fall Financial Fitness: What You Earn

Over the next three weeks, we’re going to be talking about financial fitness and the three primary areas that comprise your financial health – what you earn, what you spend, and what you save. It’s important to take a close look and consider each of these financial buckets at least once a year to ensure you’re on the best financial footing for your life.

The Fall Social Season & A Crazy Week in Washington

With the passing of summer and the kids fully back in the swing of the school year, social season for adults is back on our calendars. This last week we enjoyed our first UK tailgate in quite some time, and got to see many faces we hadn’t seen in many months. The Cats even pulled off the win over Florida! Who would have thought we’d be undefeated five weeks into the season?

Focus on Your Financial Goals

Somehow it’s the end of September, and that means you have 60 days. Remember, for half the month of December, the kids are out of school and it’s Christmas for the FFP team. So. You basically have 60 days to get everything done in 2021 that you wanted to. (If that doesn’t stress you out, what will??!)

The Delta Variant and Other Variables

Holy moly, we’re two-thirds of the way through 2021. The year is flying by! Economically speaking, we’re not seeing what the economists were expecting at this point in the recovery. Yes, they thought we’d see a higher GDP and people out circulating more, but no economic recovery model had us dealing with the Delta variant.

Mortgage Payoffs & Other Home Finance Thoughts

When a client comes in and says they’ve found their dream home, whether that’s a horse farm or a downtown condo, I absolutely want you to have that. If you’re thinking about purchasing a new or additional property, I encourage it – if it fits your lifestyle and you can afford it.

Building in the Time of COVID

In thinking about writing an article on building a house, I have one piece of advice for you: Don’t build a house! If you’re still thinking about building a house, read that first line again. 

All kidding aside, I’m sure you’ve heard it said that building a new home is one of the hardest things you can do as a couple. I can tell you that nothing else even comes close.

The Balancing Act of Buying a Home

Buying a new home is a big decision, and brings big life changes no matter when or where you’re buying. The last year has sent the real estate market into overdrive, and added a whole new set of decisions and things to consider.

Home or Office Remodel? A Few Tips!

We’ve been talking recently about homes – you can read about building here, buying here, and mortgages here. Today, I wanted to share my recent experience and a few tips from remodeling both my personal home and our Family Financial Partners office.

5 Questions to Ask Your Retirement Planner

So you’re finally ready to take the plunge and retire, but first you need to hire a financial advisor to help you navigate this process. Choosing someone to manage your money is an important task that can be daunting. Wondering where to start? These five questions will help you determine if a potential advisor is right for you.

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