June 18, 2016

What He Said!

This is what I’ve been trying to tell you, only in a much funnier delivery! Thank you John Oliver for pointing out how hard it is to protect your money from big-bank investment fees and the investment industry!! It’s highway robbery, I tell you! Check out the fees that you pay in your retirement funds […]

image June 15, 2016

How To Talk To Your Parents About Their Will, Estate, And Financial Plans

“Hey Mom, let’s talk about your mortality!” That is NOT how you should start this conversation but this is a conversation that we all should have with our parents if we are adult children. Ask yourself if you know the answers to the following questions: Do your parents have a will? Do your parents have […]

June 10, 2016

In Defense Of Using A Small Local Bank

There are a lot of perks when you use a local bank instead of a national chain. This is one of the biggest and most pleasant lessons I’ve learned in personal finance this year. I’ve always been a big bank customer but last year my husband found a local bank to give us a Home Equity Line […]

NataliMorris_BlogImage_Snippet_NotEscrow June 3, 2016

Why You Should Not Escrow Your Taxes And Insurance

We recently refinanced a mortgage and somehow in the raping of many trees, I overlooked the page that allowed me to choose whether or not to escrow my taxes and insurance into my mortgage payment. If I had caught that page, I would have OPTED OUT but I guess my head was in the clouds that day. If […]

NataliMorris_BlogImage_Snippet_IRAInvest May 17, 2016

How To Invest Your IRA Money In Whatever The Heck You Want

How to invest your IRA outside of the stock market in whatever the heck you want!