Use the Internet to Save When You Shop

The Internet makes bargain shopping easy.  Whether comparison shopping or using promo codes or reading reviews, there are many ways to use the Internet to save money.  Many people who have Internet access in their homes probably save at least the equivalent of their monthly Internet bill simply by using the Internet to comparison shop. Continue Reading

What is the Elective Share?

When I am helping a financial planner with an estate distribution schedule one of the first thing I ask is whether “everyone is on the same team?” With that question I am asking whether both spouses have a similar testamentary intent and/or are they aware of each other’s testamentary intent?  The reasons that the questionContinue Reading

Avoiding Business Bubbles About to Burst

Nothing lasts forever.  This couldn’t be truer when it comes to business booms.  As the dotcom bubble of the early 2000s demonstrated, what goes up tends to come back down at the same speed.  Any financial advisor or planner will tell you to never count on any “hot” business idea being hot for too much longer. Continue Reading