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Help Your Mom Get Organized for Mother's Day

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

While flowers and candy offer immediate gratification (feel free to get her those as well), I'll bet your mom will truly appreciate the long-term value of getting her records in order now so that she -- and you -- will be able to take appropriate actions later on, should the need arise.

6 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty

We may not want to admit it, but our own beliefs are often the biggest obstacle in the journey to financial freedom. Sometimes our own behaviors make ...

For Mother's Day, Discuss Mom's Financial Future

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

I'm not trying to bring everyone down, but rather to suggest that perhaps your best Mother's Day gift this year might be to initiate a frank discussion with your mom about her personal finances and how she can better prepare for the future

Women and Personal Finances

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

Women tend to earn less and live longer than men so at retirement they often have less in accumulated savings, receive smaller retirement and Social Security benefits and must spread out their money over a longer time period.

For Mother's Day, Help Mom Get Organized

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

In addition to traditional gifts like candy and flowers, consider spending a few hours helping your mom organize her financial, legal and medical records so that she -- and you -- knows where she stands.

Help Mom Get Her Finances on Track

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

Mother's Day provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate your love and appreciation for the moms in your life. So buy flowers or whatever your custom is. Bu have a "reality check" conversation about personal finances too.