May 7, 2013
"Hitting a new threshold is good in that we tend to tune into what's happening in the financial markets and our own personal economy", says Stifler.
February 19, 2013
Karin voices her opinion that a sales tax on investment services may do more harm than good.
January 31, 2013
Desperate times call for desperate measures. What would Karin do to save Downton Abbey?
January 20, 2013
Think your plan is solid enough? Take this quiz and see how secure you really are based on Karin's rules of thumb.
June 4, 2012
If so, your happiness could be at stake. Read more about how to align your money for maximum happiness.
May 20, 2012
Karin is honored for her years of commitment and dedication to protecting the public's financial wellbeing.
May 18, 2012
Hopes and dreams about life for the graduates in your life...
April 18, 2012
Karin shares her experiences guiding individuals on how to make their charitable giving dreams come true, stressing the importance of making a difference while preserving their own financial security and wellbeing.
March 18, 2012
Take this financial checkup, and in ten easy questions, you will know which essential aspects of your financial plan are healthy and what needs attention.
February 18, 2012
“Pay no tax before it’s time” is generally good advice, except when you think taxes may cost more in the future than they do now. What are the odds that tax rates could be higher after 2012?
January 18, 2012
To win at life or football takes gut-busting hard work at each stage of the game. Move towards your long term financial goals with these tips from Tebow’s playbook.
December 18, 2011
If the thought of wrapping up another gift card leaves you uninspired, open your mind to these fresh gift ideas. There’s something here for every budget.
November 18, 2011
It's time to challenge timeworn investment beliefs and practices that expose investors to more risk than ever imagined — and more risk than investors can afford to take. Check out this view of a brave, new investment world.
October 27, 2011
“Life is difficult” wrote M. Scott Peck in “The Road Less Traveled”. Time and again, Steve Jobs boldly and bravely accepted failure, human imperfection, pain and death, and showed us that adversity is not a reason to quit, but the inspiration to find a better way. With Steve Jobs as a shining example, let’s bypass Easy Street, and discover the uncharted paths that can make all the difference now. Not easy, but worthy of everything we’ve got to get America back on track.
September 25, 2011
Karin joins Lifecycle Economics colleagues and submits comments on the Council's efforts to improve Americans' financial literacy and stability.
September 23, 2011
In today's economy, there's not a lot of room to negotiate fat raises. There are still ways you can raise your pay. Follow these tips to get the maximum reward for your hard work.
August 25, 2011
S-L-O-W growth, chance of double dip recession, extreme market volatility... stay focused on what you can do to thrive and survive in the new fiscal world order.
July 28, 2011
From a deep sense of love and duty, we provide for and protect our children. Increasingly, parents are wondering, 'when does the financial obligation to our children end'? Read about healthy ways to wean adult children off financial life support...
June 23, 2011
Mr. A contacted me soon after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. His mission: To ensure that his affairs were in order, and to prepare his wife to take the reigns of the family's finances.
June 15, 2011
Hear valuable insights into how you can survive and thrive in this long-awaited period in your life.
May 26, 2011
Here's a seven-point plan to help college grads make a smooth transition from college campus to the "real" world and a solid financial start in life.
April 28, 2011
If you ever wonder where your tax dollars go, get ready to satisfy your curiosity. Thanks to a new online calculator, we can look behind the curtain on Capitol Hill and see exactly how our own individual Federal income and payroll taxes were spent in 2010.
April 6, 2011
Once upon a time, retirement was one of the most celebrated life passages. In the past few decades, the cost of financial freedom in retirement has gone up dramatically. Find out Karin's thoughts on what and who hold the key to lifetime financial security...
March 19, 2011
How might rising oil prices and geopolitical unrest impact the market? While it's impossible to predict the future, as Mark Twain once said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes." See how the past may provide insights to consider today...
February 24, 2011
Kids sure do grow up fast these days, except when it comes to taxes. See if the "kiddie tax" may be lurking in your tax bill like a monster under the bed.