Category Archives: Goals

What a Personal Financial Policy is & How it Makes Your Life Better

Most of economic theory is based on the assumption that we make rational, logical, and beneficial financial decisions. Ha! Most of us make purely emotional (or “socially informed”) decisions about money most of the time, some of which may be … Continue reading

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The Likely Reason Why You Haven’t Done Anything With your Finances & Why It’s Okay

I was recently hired by a couple who originally met with me almost four years ago. The husband’s reason, “I wasn’t ready.” Another couple is hiring me after about two years and only on a limited basis because, “We’re never … Continue reading

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What I See in My Work as a Financial Planner

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM professional and as President of Lauber Financial Planning, a Registered Investment Advisor, I have a code of confidentiality, so absolutely no names or identifying information will be shared here – or anywhere. Some years ago I … Continue reading

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Saving for Retirement Is About Living For Today

How do you live today and how much does it cost? What elements of this life do you embrace with joy and what elements cause you worry, grief or anxiety? I’m guessing, for many of you, this is the first … Continue reading

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Money Is Not The Answer, It’s The Question

How much does it cost? How much does it pay? How much do you owe? How much did it grow? How much have you saved? Enough. Enough with the endless questions, the pressure, the anxiety, the stress, the worry. Enough … Continue reading

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The Mindful Budgeter

I am happy to share this post by guest blogger Nicole Newcomb, MHCP, CASAC of Explore What’s Next who presented at “The Joy of Budgeting” support group about mindfulness. Everyone struggles with making tough and stressful financial decisions. Sometimes we feel the … Continue reading

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The One and Only Personal Finance, Time Management & Relationship Tip You Need

I have become overwhelmed with the amount of information and advice coming at me from all angles. I was listening to Rush’s song Limelight and the lyric “…one must put up barriers to keep oneself intact.” No newspapers piling up on the dining … Continue reading

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