Dear Readers: Did you know that 78% of people with a financial plan pay their bills on time and save each month versus only 38% of people who don't have a plan? That's a pretty powerful statistic, if you ask me. Or would it surprise you to learn that 68% of planners have an emergency fund, w…

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Dear Readers: Do you make the same New Year's resolutions year after year? When it comes to financial resolutions, that's not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, each year can present financial …

A birthday party is a fun way to recognize important milestones in a child’s life. Family and friends are invited to join in the fun, and everyone enjoys a day of celebration.  Behind the scen…

Leaving college and entering the “real world” can bring about a mixture of excitement and anxiety. I remember feeling as if the possibilities were endless, but also feeling uncertainty about w…

The deadline to file personal state and federal income tax returns on time is rapidly approaching, even though you will have a couple of extra days this year.

You can break personal finance into three broad categories: income, expenses and savings. Your personal cash flow statement lists your income and expenses and a common goal is to end each mont…

People have asked, “Will the Republican tax plan affect me this year?” and “What can I do to reduce my taxes?”  The short answer to the first question is:  no, the Republican plan will not aff…

April 17 is the last day to file your federal and state taxes (in California)  on time this year— is not that far away. And there may be more questions than usual about what can and should be …

It’s amazing how much stuff piles up in a family garage over the years. The stacks get higher every year because, presumably, the items within them hold value. It becomes harder to throw anyth…

Dear Carrie, I’ve been contributing to a regular 401(k) for 8 years but my employer just started offering a Roth 401(k) plan as well. How can I decide which is best? --A Reader

People have asked, “Will the Republican tax plan affect me this year?” and “What can I do to reduce my taxes?”

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is reminding residents of a newly implemented Installment Payment Plan that allows qualified motorists to pay for their parking…

You’re not alone if your heart pounds when you see a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in your mailbox. While some lucky filers get sent a letter because they’re due a larger refu…

Dear Readers, I recently had an interesting conversation with the daughter of a friend of mine. Like so many in her millennial generation, she has a real entrepreneurial spirit and was excited…

Dear Carrie, I can't help but feel worried about the coming year and how all the political changes may affect my finances. I don't have a lot of money, but I want to be smart about handling an…

Dear Readers: We're now in the third week of January, and do you know what that means? For a lot of us, it means our New Year's resolutions are already a thing of the past. It isn't that we're…

Dear Readers, at the beginning of each new year, I'm filled with a sense of new direction. At the same time, I like to look back at the previous year, evaluate what worked and make a fresh com…