Posts By: Inspired Financial

Financial Planning for Women – Part 4 (Helping Widows)

old woman
In my previous blog post, Financial Planning for Women – Part 3 (Long-Term Care), I talked about why Long-Term Care is so important for a woman’s longevity. In this post, we will discuss how we help widows through one of the toughest times of their lives. We recognize that the death of a spou...
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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

Woman on Bench
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

Rainy House
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 Money Script?

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Our childhood experiences and the way our parents related to us have imprinted certain thought patterns and behaviors that we carry into our interpersonal relationships. Many therapists call these imprints “love styles.” Similarly, both conscious and unconscious belief systems about money that w...
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The Fed’s Rate Hike – March 2017

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The U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee just raised the Fed Funds rate from 0.75% to 1.00%—the second rate hike in three months. So what should you do with your investment portfolio in light of this change? Nothing. Why? First of all, the rate change was laughably minor cons...
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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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Bucket List – Life Goals to Look Forward to

Bucket List
With the holidays being right around the corner and 2016 coming to an end, there’s no better time than now to think about your bucket list of goals and dreams you hope to accomplish in your lifetime. Believe it or not, you’re never too old to relive your childhood memories of writing to Santa or...
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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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