Does an unexpected car or home repair blow your monthly budget? Do you feel like you’re never able to save enough for a vacation? Do you worry about if you’re going to have enough for retirement but you don’t even know what you have?
My wife and I find that it’s getting harder and harder to travel with our four children. Not only because of school, sports schedules and all of the arrangements that need to be made ahead of time for families with small children, but also because of the high costs involved.
My wife and I have come up with some great ideas that we try and follow when we travel, in hopes that families in similar situations can make their travel more enjoyable (not to mention affordable)!
A Birchwood Series
Over the past few weeks, several of the Birchwood team members have been polling their peers, family members, neighbors and even clients, in hopes of identifying some of the most common financial questions people are afraid to ask. We have compiled a list of these questions and will be answering them in a regular series.
As a Financial Advisor, talking about money, finances and cash flow with clients is a normal every day occurrence. One of the most common questions I’ve been asked by clients has been “How can I talk to my children or grandchildren about money?” and “How can I teach my children about the value of saving?” As the father of four young girls, clients’ eyes invariably lock directly on mine when asking questions like these.