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6 ways to lower your credit card expenses

Even the most basic credit card can carry “expenses” in the form of fees. Some are immediately apparent — like an annual fee — while others are often tucked away in the card’s fine print. Whether you’re on the hook for these expenses often depends on how effectively and responsibly you use your credit card. … Read more

Get Ready with Sheryl Garrett: Making Competent, Objective Financial Advice Accessible

“Sheryl says the role of a financial advisor is one of the most important jobs but there is a segment of the industry that operates like the gunslingers of the Wild West, we don’t have the rules and regulations to protect those who we are supposed to be serving – I couldn’t have said it … Read more

Saving Up: Why Should Millennials Even Save?

Saving money is important at every stage of life; however, it could be argued that it’s most important to save when young. The cliche “time is money” holds most true when it comes to your personal savings. The longer you put money in, the longer that money has to compound and grow on top of … Read more

Get Ready: Now Available In e-book Format

I’m pleased to announce that Get Ready! is now available in all major e-book formats. In GET READY!, I explain how to organize your financial life with a comprehensive, easy to follow, step-by-step process. After explaining what, exactly, each piece of your financial life is—from bonds and bank accounts to CDs and retirement plans—GET READY! … Read more

Get Ready with Kerry Hannon: Career Transitions and Women Taking Charge of Their Financial Planning

“It’s easy when you meet new people, when you’re at a conference or something, to start feeling like you need to be marketing yourself, telling them who you are. Instead, ask questions and learn who they are. If you listen, you make the other person feel great and so you’ve made a connection. And you’ll … Read more

Here’s how to take ONE simple step each month of 2020 to keep your finances in order:

You’ve resolved to get a handle on your finances in 2020, but will that determination wane by March? With over 80% of people failing to realize their New Years resolutions, it’s likely that you’ll become overwhelmed with checklists and budget-tracking within just a matter of months.  That’s why I suggest ONE simple action item each … Read more

Get Ready Podcast: How Millennials and Technology Are Changing The Insurance Industry

“Social duty is part of shareholder value. Maximizing shareholder value is empty, yes, you have a responsibility to do that, however there’s lots of different ways to do that , you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other, you can create a ton of value by implementing loss control in other things into your … Read more

Get Ready Planner New Year’s Give-Away

In celebration of the New Year, I’m giving away 25 copies of Get Ready: A Step-By-Step Planner for Maintaining Your Financial First Aid Kit. This planner will help you get and keep your finances organized. Enter the giveaway on Goodreads (here). Here’s a review for Get Ready: “I wish I had had a copy of … Read more