Do you find communicating about money easy? If you don’t, you are not alone. Many people have challenges discussing money and wealth. There are ways to make it easier to talk about money Why should anyone make an effort to talk about money if it is an uncomfortable topic? If you're married or … Read more about Making Conversations About Money Easier
If you are invested in the stock market, you probably know the markets have been moving quickly both up and down this week. This is called market volatility, and there is not one specific reason for it. It results from a combination of factors. Whatever the reasons for volatility, it can make … Read more about Taking Volatility in Stride
Growing, stretching and learning must be in my DNA. That is why I am starting my own firm called Clear Sky Wealth, LLC – a registered investment advisor (RIA)*. To understand why I am starting my own firm, I think we need to go back three decades. Soccer is a game I’ve played almost my entire … Read more about New Year… New Adventure… New Contact Info
This time of year is challenging for me. Days are shorter and colder. After all, my birthday is in the summer, and I was born and raised in warm Arizona. Relaxation to me means walking barefoot on the beach :) That is why my routine is a little bit different in the winter months. I sleep more, … Read more about Starting the New Year Simply
We have had our share of natural disasters this year in the USA: wildfires, hurricanes, floods and more. My heart goes out to the families that have suffered losses this year. We often don’t take a moment to appreciate all that we have until it has depreciated or is gone. While I normally like … Read more about Appreciate and Smile
During the holidays, about 40% of folks say their level of stress increases, according to the American Psychological Association. That can be true for me too. It is easy for me to get stressed about details such as travel, meals and festivities. So, if I wait until the last minute to … Read more about Tis the Season… for stress?
Two weeks ago, I ended up taking my two kids with me for my massage. No, that was not the original plan, but my husband had a work commitment that popped up suddenly. Since we did not have any last-minute childcare options, I had two choices: forfeit my massage or take the kids with me. Since … Read more about Better Than Nothing
In our increasingly digital world, we gain a lot of convenience and efficiency from storing data online. Unfortunately, it also makes it more susceptible to theft. It is a lot easier to steal digital data than data on paper. So, it is important to have the tools to inform you if it is affecting … Read more about Identity Protection after the Equifax Breach
A couple of weekends ago, I left for a baby shower in La Mesa and took my purse. Unfortunately, my wallet was not in my purse. While I was driving there, I realized that I was running low on gas. Given that the mom-to-be had flown in from New York, I felt I could not be 30 or more minutes late … Read more about How Giving Can Lead to Abundance
Last week, we were visiting the pediatrician. She has been our pediatrician since Tessa was born three years ago and is a Harvard grad. She is a good doctor and very sharp. I was taking our son Maxim in for a 2-month checkup. He is a big boy and many people think he is 4-6 months old. Our … Read more about The Risk Of Not Being Present
Thanks to everyone who has reached out with well wishes. Maxim (that nickname seems to be sticking for now) and I are both doing well. He is healthy and happy, and Tessa is adjusting well to big sisterhood. Maxim’s arrival has encouraged me to enjoy this time at home, notice the spring flowers … Read more about Taking It All In
In my blog posts, I typically share about my personal experience as it relates to wealth, awareness and money. And as I mentioned, Amanda has become an important part of my team. When she joined, I offered to do a personal wealth plan for her, and she wanted to share her personal experience with … Read more about Are You On The Same Team?