The New Year brings with it many reasons to consider our future… We typically start by making resolutions that will result in healthier and happier versions of ourselves. Without a plan though, do these resolutions ever become a reality? It is often said that failing to plan is planning to fail. With that in mind, it’s the perfect time to make note of a few simple best practices that you can easily put into place to help ensure your happy and healthy retirement.
There are so many heart-wrenching problems that are depicted in the media. In reality, you aren’t expected to help every cause you come across. But some of the most effective donors develop a philanthropic plan, and devote their money and energy to a few specific causes important to them.
Looking back, I realize how I was brainwashed by those Hollywood movies that made me believe starting a family would be a snap. The typical story line was: boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married and then children appear. Everything looked so effortless.
It’s something high on many a bucket list, somewhere between a luxury car and a personal yacht. Though sometimes a fanciful notion, purchasing a vacation property should not be taken lightly, and your decision ought to be made after evaluating many important personal and financial considerations. I know, because a couple years ago my husband and I bought a vacation home. Here are some things all would-be second-property buyers should take into account: