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Financial Flexibility

About six weeks after we returned from India for the wedding of our son and his wife in early February 2020, Ohio shut down businesses and schools to slow the spread of Covid, and our planned wedding reception for all our friends and family in the U.S. had to be...

Teaching Kids About Money

One Saturday morning when I was around 10 years old, my Dad and I broke from our traditional routine of news, cartoons and cereal and took a walk. This wasn’t going to be our usual stroll around the neighborhood. We were walking to a bank branch that had recently...

Changes to the Child Tax Credit

Our baby girl will be here mid-December, and fingers crossed, she’ll make it in time to be included as a dependent on this year’s tax return. I’d say that sort of timing puts her on Santa’s nice list! Families with young children can take advantage of a few different...

Cicadas and 17 Years of Planning

If you live in the Midwest or parts of the South and East coast, you’d have to quite literally be living underground not to have seen, heard or read about the cicada brood X.  The insects emerge from underground every 17 years to feed and mate over the final 6 weeks...