Look at saving as making an investment in your future self. It’s self-care. You’re saving for “living,” not “retirement.” To me, that’s a better way to frame it, especially when retirement is a fuzzy concept at best.
There are plenty of things I wish I had known when I graduated from Duke University 35 years ago. My recent trip to attend my nephew, Brian Hannon’s, graduation from Vanderbilt University made me nostalgic for my own career leap. It also gives me an opportunity to share my advice for Brian and this year’s […]
Last weekend, I was a proud aunt, beaming and clapping on the quintessential college quad at the Wake Forest University graduation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I love it when the strains of the Pomp and Circumstance march begin, and then afterwards when the last name has been read, and the Carillon bells ring out in […]
When my nephew Michael walked across the graduation stage at Wake Forest University last week to pick up his bachelor of science diploma, I wasn’t worried about his financial future. Ever since he was a teenager he has always saved and invested the money earned from a potluck of summer jobs. (I put that down […]
My older brother is a father of four boys–ranging in age from 17 to 22. A few weeks ago, his eldest son graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. My entire family gathered to celebrate this fantastic rite of passage. And we felt hopeful. That’s what graduations are about. Hope mixed in with a little […]