10 Financial Commandments for Your 20s
Young people in their 20s have plenty on their plates, and it’s easy to let financial issues slide to the bottom of the “to do” list. But, as Lauren and other advisors point out in this Kiplinger article, getting on the right financial path early will make it easier for 20-somethings to realize their career and personal dreams.
How to recruit more female advisors
Women who want to consult with a female CFP may have trouble finding one. Only 32% of holders of the Certified Financial Planner™, practitioner credential are women. In this Financial Advisor article, Lauren joins some of her colleagues in suggesting ways that the profession can attract more females to the ranks.
How to (Gently) Help Your Aging Parents Manage Their Money
A recent New York Times article highlighted the difficulties that adult children can encounter when trying to help their aging parents manage their finances. It can be especially challenging if the parents are still mentally sharp or if they are resistant to accepting help See what tips Lauren offered for coping with this complicated and emotionally-charged family financial issue.
Best tips for lending to your millennial kids
Are you the parent of a millennial? Are you thinking about giving them a financial leg up in the form of a home loan? Before you move ahead, you should take a look at this AARP Family & Friends article, Lauren outlines some sensible guidelines to employ when making a parental loan.
Why an emergency fund is so important
A recent report from the Pew Charitable Trusts confirms that the lack of a fully-funded emergency account can wreak havoc on family finances. Lauren recently spoke with NY Times reporter Ann Carrns about this important topic, and suggested some practical ways to create and jump start a viable emergency fund.
Housing decisions are critical in retirement
As clients age, where and how they choose to live can have a profound impact on their physical and mental well-being. But housing decisions are a critical part of a retirement financial plan as well. Liz Skinner profiles Lauren and others on this subject in Investment News.