Posts By: Kevin Henss

Financial Planning for Women – Part 2 (Social Security)

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In my previous blog post, Financial Planning for Women – Part 1, I talked about how women will generally live longer than their male counterparts, with less in their portfolio later in life, and with less loved ones available to take care of them. In this post, we look at Social Security and discu...
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Financial Planning for Women – Part 1

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Since Inspired Financial specializes in working with women, we are often asked, "Why do you provide financial planning for women?" Women's financial needs are underserved and often overlooked in the financial planning profession. Awareness of these needs must be brought to light during the planni...
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Making a Homeowner’s Claim

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Suppose you’re the victim of a huge natural disaster like Harvey, or have experienced some more local damage, like a tree falling on your house.  What are the best practices for filing a claim for the damages your home and property have suffered? Recently, the Consumer Federation of America of...
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What’s Your Love Language?

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After enjoying a wonderful Valentine’s Day with my wife, I was reminded of one of the best relationship books we’ve read together. It’s called “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman and its premise is that people feel loved in different ways. Dr. Chapman makes the case that each of ...
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The Gift of a Book

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During the holiday season, I tend to reflect on life and always appreciate a great book to motivate my thinking. Consider giving one of these books as a gift or stocking stuffer or, if you’re not on the naughty list, add it to your own wish list for Santa. These books are not only good for your po...
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10 Tips for Dealing with Stress

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Since September is considered the least stressful month of the year (January is the most stressful), I thought it might be a good time to get a refresh on dealing with stress. By all accounts, stress—and its accompanying emotional mix of frustration, anxiety and fear—is bad for your health.  Wh...
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Getting Married? 5 Tips Before Tying the Knot

With June being the most popular month for weddings and as my wife and I reflect on our recent 10th anniversary, I thought it would be a good time to write about some important items to do before getting married and to also provide some communication concepts to use during marriage. According to ...
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Fundamentals of Financial Awareness

Do you ever feel like you don’t really know exactly where you stand financially? Are you spending too much? Are you saving enough? Are you even moving in the right direction? Every adult should have a basic awareness of their financial position. Two of the best tools to start with are a net ...
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