Your Financial Personality

How you react to money and financial issues is both unique to you and critical to your long-term financial success. This is the heart of behavioral economics. Take this test to better understand yourself. I’ve replicated the short five question test from “Simple but...

Housing Affordability – some workarounds

Innovators respond to market inefficiencies. As affordability has become more of an issue in the housing market, we’re seeing entrepreneurs offering creative options. Heard of Divvy? Born in a Bay Area tech incubator and launched in January of this year, Divvy raised...

Home Affordability

We’re hearing more and more about this in the news – how hard it is to buy that first home. I remember looking for my first home in Tucson in 1975. We bought the $32,000 condo instead of the $50,000 home we wanted because it’s what we could afford. The numbers, of...

Scams

Do you believe in the Rule of Three? Those who do believe that both good things and bad things come in threes – apparently scams do also as three have recently come across my desk. The first one looked like an invoice for our Foundation. We’re in the process of...

In the news…again!

“This nonprofit will give you $1,000 if you take a few personal finance classes” was the recent headline. The article generated a couple hundred emails and calls which kick started the Foundation’s goal of offering its signature 3rd DecadeTM classes in each of the six...