My Long Term Care Premiums are Going Up…Again!

By |2019-09-19T20:43:35+00:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Family Planning, Insurance Planning, Single Point of View|

You get a letter telling you your long-term care premiums are going up....again.  What is the first thing you should do?  Personally, I mutter some swear words about greedy insurance companies under my breath first. After that, the next thing to do is take a step back.  Revisit your overall situation and the reason for [...]

Name Change & Prenup Follow Up

By |2019-08-07T13:59:40+00:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Family Planning, Single Point of View|

I know, just when you were getting used to me being a member of Single Point and the unique spelling of my last name… I’m changing it! I’ve decided to take my husband’s last name (and move up one spot in the alphabet) so we wanted to make you aware that you will start seeing [...]

Happy Father’s Day!

By |2019-06-14T20:15:20+00:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Family Planning, Single Point of View|

Pretty cool to get to share a story about my dad in this article. He's one of those guys that is always looking for ways to use his talents to help other people - looking for nothing in return. I hope a little bit of that rubs off on me. Happy Father's Day! [...]

A Messy Conversation About Prenups

By |2019-06-11T19:44:58+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Family Planning, Single Point of View|

What happens when a romantic realist marries a hopeless romantic? A messy conversation about prenups. The topics of money, death and divorce are each hard enough to discuss on their own and a prenup is a triple whammy of all three. At once. During what is supposed to be one of the most romantic times [...]

Review Your Health Insurance Plan

By |2018-10-15T18:35:04+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Family Planning, Insurance Planning, Medicare, Single Point of View|Tags: |

For many people, fall marks the beginning of the open enrollment period for health insurance and other benefits.  For SPP clients you can expect to hear from Mary Casady in the coming weeks to collect some data for analysis (assuming you are either on Medicare/Exchange or have workplace coverage enrollment this time of year). This is [...]

How To Protect Your Children From Identity Theft

By |2018-08-28T17:43:37+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Family Planning, General Planning, Single Point of View|Tags: |

We wanted to share this great article from the Wall Street Journal, "New on Parents’ To-Do List: Checking Children’s Credit History".  In it you will find some important resources for protecting your children from identity theft.  Experian estimates that identity theft will affect one in four children before they become an adult.  It's important to stay [...]

Hidden Costs of Stopping Work for Childcare

By |2016-08-02T18:30:54+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Family Planning|Tags: |

The question of whether or not to have one parent stop working to provide childcare is a difficult one for many families.  The lifestyle we want for our families is all about choices and priorities.  There is no right or wrong choice.  There is no right or wrong priority.  This is one of the the beauties [...]

Children and Money

By |2016-05-26T19:03:00+00:00May 26th, 2016|Categories: Family Planning|Tags: |

We have been fortunate over the past couple of weeks to have Liam Cronan join us at Single Point to work on a few projects.  Liam is a senior at Thayer who will be attending Bentley in the fall.   In a previous blog we touched on the topic of how to help teach your children [...]

Should Kid's Have To Do Chores For Their Allowance?

By |2015-08-05T19:04:00+00:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: Family Planning|Tags: |

This is just one of many questions raised and explored around the subject of teaching kids about money in Ron Lieber's book "The Opposite of Spoiled".  The book visits with parents around the country to discuss ways to help kids learn about money, and help parents learn how to talk to their kids about money.  Too [...]