Financial Literacy

Talk to your child now about his future, potential, inheritance.

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What happens when a young adult inherits a sum of money, but money was not a topic of discussion in her family? If her parents are gone, whom will she talk to about her inheritance? Will she have a vision for her wealth? Will she know how to manage it, or where to look or to whom to turn for help? Or, will she blow through it without thought?

Silence about money is the norm for many of my solid middle-class clients. They were not ...

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Financial Education Resources for National Financial Awareness Day

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Financial Education Resources for National Financial Awareness Day
Posted on: August 14, 2018
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq., CPA MBA MSTax MSAccounting

One of my passions is financial education. As a CPA and estate planning attorney, I believe financial education is one of the most important parts of education. It literally can change your life.

A Chinese proverb pertains to financial planning. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” No matter where ...

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Financial Literacy in Working Women Improves While Knowledge Gap Persists for Female Retirees and Widows

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Financial Literacy in Working Women Improves While Knowledge Gap Persists for Female Retirees and Widows
Posted on: August 2nd, 2016
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq. CPA MBA MSTax MSAccounting

Recent studies reveal that financial capability among working women is improving, but closing the financial literacy gap has a long way to go as it relates to retired women and older widows. Women will be alone and in charge of themselves for a long period of time. But statistics show that women ...

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Six Tips to Start Your 2016 Financial Goal-Setting

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The month of January generates a steady stream of news articles and broadcast messaging about financial goal-setting. To cut down on the overwhelming clutter we’ve compiled a series of tools, tips, and resources to support your financial wellness efforts.

Six Tips to Start Your 2016 Financial Goal-Setting
Posted on: January 28th, 2016
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq.

Review our series of tools, tips, and resources to support your financial wellness efforts.Has the recent stock ...

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National Healthcare Decisions Day – A Platform to Have the Conversation

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Founded in 2008, National HealthCare Decisions Day (NHDD) is the day set aside to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance healthcare decision-making.

National Healthcare Decisions Day — A Platform to Have the Conversation
Posted on: April 15th, 2015
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq. CPA MBA MSTax MSAcctg

Did you know that tomorrow is April 16th — National Healthcare Decisions Day?  Those of us who offer legal counsel, advisory services, or healthcare related services are particularly ...

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