Author: lewis-knopf

Schooling Kids on Money Matters

As children and teachers across America headed back to school with new backpacks stuffed with a raft of supplies, there is one important lesson that may be missing from the curriculum: how to manage money. Experts say these lessons should begin quite early in life. They recommend laying a sound financial foundation beginning at around […]

Financial & Life Lessons Learned from the Olympics

This year’s Olympic Games have been unlike any other. Already delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes are competing without the benefit of large groups of fans to cheer them on. The Olympic Village, normally a hive of activity, is reportedly devoid of the parties and social activities that usually accompany the […]

Men’s Health Month

With Father’s Day falling squarely in the middle of June, what better time to focus on the health of not only dads, but all the men in our lives? Since 1994, June has been designated as Men’s Health Month, a time to shine the spotlight on the many healthcare issues that affect men. And while […]

The Vital Message of Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, a time to pay tribute to the older people in our lives. Since 1963, May has been set aside as a time to acknowledge the contributions, resilience and strength of older adults. This year it is more important than ever to do so. The theme for this year’s Older Americans […]

Practical Advice if ‘Divorce Month’ is Overshadowing Your Valentine’s Day This Year

February is often seen as a month of romance, a time to be swept away by heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, intimate dinners, and the rush of butterflies that accompanies new love. Not many people appreciate the irony that Valentine’s Day follows on the heels of January, known as “Divorce Month” in legal circles. January typically […]

February 12, 2021 Post Comment Divorce

How to Have a Happy (and Safe) Holiday Season!

Staying Close Even When We’re Apart As predicted, Coronavirus cases began to rise after Thanksgiving weekend, causing many families to plan to stay home for the rest of the winter holidays. The new CDC guidelines call for limiting holiday gatherings all the way through the New Year. Of course, just because we cannot gather in […]

December 10, 2020 Post Comment Holidays

Coronavirus Pandemic Fuels Surge in Online Banking… Are You Ready for Virtual Banking?

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every aspect of our lives, from how and where we eat, shop, attend religious services, or see a doctor, to how we perform one of the most essential services of all – banking.  In the past, most banking services were done in person or via a drive-through window. In […]

Celebrating Senior Citizen Day [August 21st]

          “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” The source of this famous quote is unknown, but the words still ring true. August 21 is National Senior Citizen Day, a time to celebrate all those who have enjoyed the privilege of growing older. Rest assured; this […]

Personal Budgeting Post-Covid

Perhaps you have always been a careful budgeter, accounting for every dollar earned and penny spent. Or, maybe you have never focused closely on your household budget. Either way, the Coronavirus crisis and its economic impact on millions of Americans has highlighted the importance of budgeting and building an emergency fund. There are several different […]

How to Co-Parent During a Pandemic

Co-parenting can be a challenge during normal times, but the recent Coronavirus pandemic has made it even tougher to navigate.  Traveling back and forth between homes may have caused frustration related to school, work, or extra-curricular activity schedules during pre-pandemic times, but depending on each family’s unique situation, it may currently be a health risk. […]

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