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Why You Are The Way You Are

Why You Are The Way You Are

Why do people overeat, or overspend? Why do people resort to conflict, or violence? Why do people take drugs, or even take their own life? Why do people crave attention, or yearn for love? Whatever people do, they have a reason. They may not know what that reason is – at least not consciously. In […]

How To Use Preventive Teaching To Help Your Child’s Anxiety

How To Use Preventive Teaching To Help Your Child’s Anxiety

When your child struggles with an anxiety disorder it is natural to want to protect him/her from negative feelings and negative interactions, but we know this is not possible. Doing so can actually make the feelings of anxiety worse long-term. Rather than isolating anxious children from situations we know are hard for them we should […]

Should I Get Married Because It’s Better Financially?

Should I Get Married Because It’s Better Financially?

I’ve never been wedding-crazy. I wasn’t that little girl who fantasized about her wedding. The white dress, the church ceremony, the big reception — it just never appealed to me. I’ve been in a committed relationship for more than five years, and we’re not married. We know we’re meant to be together and have no […]

Ways to Harness Your Power for Good in Your Husband’s Life

Ways to Harness Your Power for Good in Your Husband’s Life

A young man who is pampered in his youth becomes increasingly arrogant and demanding as he grows older. Eventually he is transformed by a spell into a literal beast as a punishment because it is a reflection of his true nature. His only hope for release is to be truly loved by a maiden—a seemingly […]

Worthwhile Things Your Children Will Remember About You

Worthwhile Things Your Children Will Remember About You

  Time passes more quickly as we age. One minute your children are in diapers and struggling to talk, and the next they’re graduating high school and starting their own families. It makes one wonder if the things you teach your children actually make an impact. The truth is, you may never know. But you […]

The Insecurities That Men Battle With

The Insecurities That Men Battle With

1. Financial Insecurity Almost every man has the innate need to provide for his family or for himself. Some men find steady jobs while others try to make it big through a hope and a dream. Without a doubt your man in concerned about his and your financial security.   For many men, financial security […]

The Value of Friendship

The Value of Friendship

Coach Wooden had a great appreciation for the value of friendship. In the ’60s, Coach received a letter from his elementary school principal and coach, Earl Warriner, requesting tickets to an upcoming game against the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Warriner also included a signed and dated check but left the amount line blank. When […]

Is Your Smartphone Affecting Your Relationship With Your Kids?

Is Your Smartphone Affecting Your Relationship With Your Kids?

Have you ever glanced down at your phone to momentarily check an incoming text or email or Facebook notification, when you should have been focusing on your kids? I know I have—after all, smartphones provide an easy break from the monotony of parenting and make multitasking a snap. But there’s also a downside. According to […]

How To Make Sure Your Children Become More Successful Than You

How To Make Sure Your Children Become More Successful Than You

Like many parents, financial adviser Dennis Ryan has two daughters with starkly different personalities. Emma, 18, is introverted and intellectual, and she hated competitive sports as a young child. “She was the kid in left field with the glove on her head picking dandelions,” he says. Annie, 15, is the polar opposite: She’s incredibly social, […]

A Financial Valentine’s Day Gift For Any Couple

A Financial Valentine’s Day Gift For Any Couple

With Valentine’s Day approaching, what I am about to suggest may sound as romantic as getting a vacuum cleaner or a new set of wrenches; but once you understand what can happen to families after the disability or death of a spouse or partner, you may see it differently. I am talking about giving your […]