What is Financial Life Planning? And What it Means to Us

2022-08-01T14:59:59+00:00August 8, 2022|Family Financial Information, Financial Planning Psychology|

What comes to mind when you hear "financial planning"?  You probably think about money management—investments, budgeting, saving, debt, etc. You might think about it as an endless loop of spreadsheets, numbers, statistics, and fact-based meetings with your advisor, all of which blur together. While financial planning will involve some data and money talk, What if we told you that wasn't even close to the complete picture?  Your investments, family budget, retirement projections, and more make [...]

The True Impact Your Emotions Have On Money (And It May Surprise You)

2022-01-10T22:16:44+00:00January 10, 2022|Blog, Financial Planning Psychology, General Financial Planning|

Think back to the last time you purchased something—the holidays are just barely in the rearview mirror, so maybe pick something from this past season.  Now ask yourself: why did you buy it? It’s likely your answer has something to do with making the recipient happy or bringing joy to someone else.  If so, you bought that item to fulfill or inspire an emotion—and unsurprisingly, that’s the underlying motivation for most people’s buying decisions in [...]

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