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 gap apps

By: Laura Walton AFC® We say we want to improve our financial situation and that we know what to do, yet we struggle. This is what social scientists call the Intention/Action Gap. Dan Ariely, the behavioral economics expert and professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, is trying to bridge the Intention/Action Gap by “hacking…

When you die

By: Laura Walton AFC® here are things you can control and things that matter. When the two categories collide, that’s when you pay attention – the ball’s in your court to control the things that matter. It’s easy in our busy, distracted lives to spend too much time on things that don’t matter and too…