A day off

By: Laura Walton AFC® With the 4th of July coming next Tuesday, many of us will have a little extra time on our hands. I’ve got a couple of ideas for you. There is, of course, vacation. Husband Dave passed on a fun idea from the Wall Street Journal. It’s the brainchild of a creative travel…

The Side Hustle

By: Laura Walton AFC® Pretty much everyone has one – it’s the thing you do on the side –the thing you’re interested in outside of work. It could be your hobby, it might even be your passion. And it could be lucrative. You’ve heard the expression, “don’t quit your day job.” Well, Killer Mike and…

Ignite 520

By: Laura Walton AFC® Tucson has a bit of a “startup” culture – maybe even more than a bit. This weekend, the TCI Foundation will participate in a forum for young professionals, Ignite 520. Tucson Young Professionals (TYP) is the drive behind this event. They describe themselves as a “group of diverse young professionals united together to…

Uh-oh…

By: Laura Walton AFC® That was my reaction when I saw the article titled “Financial Illiteracy and the Ineffectiveness of Financial Education Programs.” The TCI Foundation runs a financial education program, the 3rd Decade. Are we irrelevant? No, thank goodness, but… the eye-opening take-away from this was that financial education only affected 0.1% of later financial…