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Good Financial Reads: How to Stop Fighting About Money with Your Spouse, Get Your Small Business Organized, and More

Good financial reads 02.19.16

 

Following along with the blogs of financial advisors is a great way to access valuable, educational information about finance — and it doesn’t cost you a thing! Our financial planners love to share their knowledge and help everyone regardless of age or assets.

Catch up on some of the latest posts with this week’s roundup:

 

Here’s How to Stop Fighting About Money with Your Spouse

by Eric Roberge, Beyond Your Hammock

Do you ever find that your conversations with your spouse or significant other get derailed when the topic of money comes up? If you said yes, you’re not alone. This is a challenging area for most couples, and there is a solution.

One of my clients, Ryan, recently shared this story with me.

He said he was out with a group of friends (all guys) and they were talking about having particular touchy financial conversations with their wives. At one point, Ryan mentioned a specific subject and the others stopped and looked at him.

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Small Business Owners: Let’s Get Organized

by Kelly Luethje, Willow Planning Group

Starting, or already have, your own business?

My guess is you’ve invested a ton of time getting your business up and running by selecting a business structure, obtaining an EIN, and filing the required state forms. In the midst of all of this, you are also busy creating your product or service, marketing it, and selling it. But if it seems like things are messy, take a moment to think about getting organized.

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It’s Complicated: The Way Women Really Feel About Money

by Mary Beth Storjohann, Workable Wealth

Have you ever asked a woman how she feels about money? Or thought about this question yourself if you’re a woman?

In the personal finance industry, there are reports galore that that try to capture and answer this very question. According to a 2014 Prudential study, women appear to be less worried about their financial security than they were in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Note: this didn’t necessarily mean that they felt overly confident about their finances either.

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Manage Your Own Finances – At What Cost

by Daniel Sheehan, Sheehan Life Planning

Many of us might remember walking in the door from work some night and say, I was exhausted. My wife, though beautiful, looked so frazzled from running kids around all day, so I offered to cook dinner. While doing so, I couldn’t help but look over and see the stack of bills on the counter. I painfully realized we’re further in debt and no closer to reaching our financial goals. Once upon a time, we vowed we’d never get into debt, but here we are. After dinner, it’s 8 pm and we still have to help with homework. I always believe I’ll make time for our finances, budget, and investments, but now 10 years later and 10 years closer to retirement, I still haven’t had time. Sound familiar?

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