Mindful Money Walk

Sheri Walks the Mindful Money Walk … in Europe

Mindful living, including spending money where it will be most meaningful, is certainly a regular theme here at SageBroadview. To search for that meaning, there’s ample academic evidence suggesting that we tend to find more happiness spending money on experiences than things. For exam
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John Oliver’s Award-Winning Take on Financial “Havoc”

John Oliver’s Award-Winning Take on Financial “Havoc”: Part II

Part II: Student Debt and For-Profit Colleges In last week’s post, I shared two of my favorite John Oliver “Last Week Tonight” satiric exposés on financial disinterests that can do damage to your retirement and your credit scores. Today, I want to wrap with one more video from this re
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Financial Havoc

John Oliver’s Award-Winning Take on Financial “Havoc”

Part I: Retirement Plans and Credit Checks Did you catch the Emmy awards in mid-September? While the pageantry can be a bit much for my bookworm tastes, I was thrilled to see John Oliver, one of my favorite commentators, receive an Emmy for his “Last Week Tonight” show. Well deserved!
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Family Wealth Planning

Family Wealth Planning: Grampy Larry’s Take

In last week’s post, “And Then There Was Avery Grace,” our Wealth Manager and new father Chris Annello shared some of the wealth planning initiatives he and his wife are prioritizing during their first year as new parents to their daughter Avery Grace. This week, we bring you “Grampy”
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Family Wealth Planning: And Then There Was Avery Grace

What better way to continue our back-to-school blogging season than by introducing our newest (and most precious) student of life and SageBroadview star, Avery Grace Annello? Born last May to our Wealth Manager Chris Annello and his wife Lindsay, Avery fast became the light of their l
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College finance

Summer Refresher: The Ups and Downs of Sending Your Child to College

In early June, several of us at SageBroadview shared our recent adventures in the college admissions process. In particular, Sheri described some of the college admission challenges  that she, her husband and her youngest son Devon encountered as they sought a good fit for his higher
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SageBroadview’s Crash Course in College Admissions Part IV: The Drama of a Theatrical Program

Following up on Sheri’s insights  from Devon’s search for a musical program, Wendy Vissar reflects on the challenges that she, her husband Michael Slackman and their son Nikolas have encountered in his desire to pursue a career in theatrical arts. As long-time neighbors and good frien
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college auditions

SageBroadview’s Crash Course in College Admissions Part III: Applying for Performing Arts Programs

Shakespeare may have been right when he penned, “All the world’s a stage.” But as Sheri, her husband Dave and their youngest son Devon have discovered, an aspiring performing arts student will still find the college admissions process even more challenging as a result of extra auditio
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college admissions

SageBroadview’s Crash Course in College Admissions Part II: Embarking on “The Admissions Journey”

In our last post, we described how a number of us here at SageBroadview have been on personal quests to send our kids to college … and have lived to tell the tale. Today, we share some of the key insights Lynn Iannetta Baker discovered as she, her husband Scott and their daughter Sara
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college advice

SageBroadview’s Crash Course in College Admissions Part I: Preparing for the Admissions Journey

It never rains but it pours, or so the saying goes. As it applies to sending our beloved adult children to college, many of us here at SageBroadview have been getting deluged lately. As Sheri described, Dominic flew the coop in 2014. This fall Devon, her youngest son, is entering the
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