True Story

My mantra is “if you can’t save, you can’t invest and if you can’t invest, you can’t build a secure future.” Lots of people I meet with either aren’t saving or aren’t saving enough and it’s usually because they don’t see how they can. At the same time, I speak with...

4th of July

I get sappy around the holidays – even the 4th of July. We’re usually attending my husband Dave’s family reunion this time of year. The Rashid Family will be holding its 91st annual reunion this year in Pittsburgh, PA with 300+ in attendance – yes, that’s right, 300+....

Cost of Living…in Spain

We recently returned from travelling in Spain and among many things we loved about the country was the low cost of great food, convenient transportation and unique accommodations. A typical breakfast is café con leche and toast with jam or ham and cheese – about $8...

Heat

My grandmother was born in Phoenix in 1886. When I was in 4th grade, I interviewed her for a class assignment. We sat down and I asked her “what it was like back then?” She said “BC?” I heard my mother (also born and raised in Phoenix) chuckle – apparently BC meant...

FOMO

Fear Of Missing Out. What part does social media play in our spending decisions? This and other telling questions were put to 1,000 Americans aged 21-75 as part of Charles Schwab’s 2019 Modern Wealth Index Survey. Here’s what we learned: If you’ve wondered if you...