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How Personal Keepsakes Can Help You Save Money

(from Yahoo! Finance’s October 12, 2017 article by Brittany Jones-Cooper.  See original post here )  Most financial surveys conducted over the past five years agree on one thing— Americans aren’t good at saving money. A new study, however, reveals how nostalgia could...

Lessons for the Next Crisis

(from Dimensional Fund Advisors’  Issue Briefs blog dated September 1, 2017. Dimensional Fund Advisors is a global investment manager dedicated to implementing the great ideas in finance by applying academic research to practical investing.)  It will soon be the...

What is Your Stress Response?

What do you do when you are worried about money? My guess is that most of us haven’t given this question a lot of thought or ever paid attention to how our behavior changes, if at all.  I happen to think about it a lot.  Between a career spent on finance, down time...

Rolling with the Changes

Every year our Jones family tree comes together over the 4th of July holiday week to share hugs and conversation, and erase the physical and emotional distance that comes from living hundreds of miles apart from one another.  We look forward to this trip each year,...

How Should I Pay?

In financial planning, a common question goes something like this. . . I’m thinking of remodeling my bathroom We need to have the driveway replaced She’ll need a new car by the end of the year . . . how should I pay for that? Of course, in its simplest form, the...