If you wanted to leave some money to your children, how would you split it between them? You could come up with numbers based upon their likely need for help. Or you could simply divide it equally…after all you love them all, well…equally. Equal distribution is probably the most common way of dividing assets. Yet, what about the situation where one of the kids is very successful financially and has no need for your money? What message does an unequal gift send?
By Jeff Stoffer| 2017-07-01T11:37:56+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Business & Finance, Buying, Featured Author, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: comforts, financial security, Happiness, Home Headline, Money, Pursuit of Happiness|
Scientists have long been perplexed about how to measure such a thing as happiness. Studies that examine relationships between money and happiness raise the idea that although money may not directly bring us happiness beyond taking care of our basic needs, it has the potential to add peripheral benefits that can lead to more happiness.
By Jeff Stoffer| 2017-06-27T16:10:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business & Finance, Buying, Featured, Featured Author, Headline, Popular, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: buy, experience, Happiness, Home Headline, Life, memories, Money, spend, wealth|
Money does not just buy things but also experiences. How many beautiful memories come to mind because you gave yourself permission to spend money on a new experience or adventure.
By Jeff Stoffer| 2017-05-29T14:39:23+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: Business & Finance, Buying, Featured, Featured Author, Saving, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: Beliefs, Happiness, Happy, Home Headline, Money, Pleasure, Pursuit of Happiness, Spending, Survey, Thrill|
We use money every day but perhaps money and happiness doesn't even belong together in the same sentence. Does money truly make you happy? Do we usually make money decisions based on emotions, not facts?
By Legal Beagle| 2017-04-13T14:29:23+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Featured Author, Legal Beagle, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Finance, Women and Life|Tags: conservatorship, estate planning, Home Headline, legal advice, probate court|
Even if you think that your estate plan is good enough, you need to make sure that it will withstand legal scrutiny. The court can rule that your estate plan is invalid for a plethora of reasons.
By Jeff Stoffer| 2017-01-23T11:30:04+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: Business & Finance, Dating, Popular, Relationships, Saving, Spending, Top Stories|Tags: Business Headline, dating and money, Finances, Financially independent, gender equality, Money issues, Relationships|
Ultimately, this discussion was not so much about who should pay, but more about the feelings that can arise around money based on each person’s past experiences and beliefs. Projecting these emotions onto the situation without examining them can derail the relationship before it even gets started.