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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money

Two Ways Healthy Eating Saves Money

I've just returned from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and had a wonderful time exchanging ideas with other Extension educators from around the country! Many of the people at the conference teach nutrition and wellness, even though I don't, and one of the things I brought back from the conference was a renewed commitment to eat in a more healthy manner. Not o...

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Advance Directives Help Families during Difficult Times

On any one day most of us are juggling time, work, family, money, and more! But on some days, the demands of making decisions and juggling priorities become almost overwhelming. Caring for an older family member during an illness is one of these times. I'm dealing with this situation now and it's hard. However, I'm thankful that some planning and decision-making has already taken place....

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What If? An Inventory of Financial Accounts Can Help

Are you the one in your household that pays the bills and manages your investment accounts? If so, would someone else be able to step in and take care of your finances if you couldn't? Does someone know which financial accounts you have, and the passwords or account numbers needed to access them? Planning ahead for times when you can't manage your finances can be very helpful to signifi...

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