Philanthropy: LIFE Runners

An avid long distance runner, I have run one marathon, 11 half marathons, two 10Ks, and countless 5Ks.  I realized in high school that running is in my blood and have been running ever since.  I love running for the freedom it provides through discipline, for the competition, and for the occasional run where everything comes… Continue reading Philanthropy: LIFE Runners

Compounding Interest – Why You Should REALLY Start Saving Now

In my previous post, I illustrated the power of time and compounding interest.  In my example, I showed what periodically putting money into a savings account bearing .8% interest can do over time.  This .8% figure is what a popular, large online bank is currently yielding in its savings accounts. As I illustrated, here is… Continue reading Compounding Interest – Why You Should REALLY Start Saving Now

Compounding Interest – Why You Should Start Saving Now

My friend Lisa called me on tax day this year for savings advice and wanted answers regarding whether to open an IRA, how much to put in savings, and several other questions aimed at “let’s put together my financial portfolio on this phone call.”  I gave her my best shot with the caveat that financial… Continue reading Compounding Interest – Why You Should Start Saving Now