March 2, 2024
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Do you find yourself worrying about everything that is going on around you? It can be very tiring and depressing to constantly worry about your family, your job, your health, and everything else that … more
Here are some not-so-fun facts for you to noodle on: Almost 8 in 10 Americans live paycheck to paycheck.1 And according to a study by Ramsey Solutions, just over half of Americans have had difficulty … more
The current cost of a UMass Amherst education is more than $30,000 annually.  Boston College tuition is more than $80,000 annually!  This article covers various college funding options. … more
If you feel like you don’t have time to workout, you’re not alone. This is the biggest barrier to consistent exercise I hear from clients. And it makes sense—between kids, careers, … more
(StatePoint) Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to let that special someone know how you feel about them. Whether it be a spouse, a new boyfriend or girlfriend, or a best friend, let … more
(Family Features) Nearly half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension, and many don’t even know it. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart … more
(Family Features) It may not be widely known that women face unique risk factors for stroke throughout their lifetime. Things like pregnancy, preeclampsia and chronic stress can increase the risk for … more
Do you find yourself worrying about everything that is going on around you? It can be very tiring and depressing to constantly worry about your family, your job, your health, and everything else … more
  It can be frustrating to struggle with your mental health and to get your family and friends to understand where you are coming from. Although most people may be understanding, there is … more
Mid-winter always makes me glad that we start the year with January and February. Let’s get the worst out of the way first so we can move on to something better. But please, in a Leap Year, … more
Here are some not-so-fun facts for you to noodle on: Almost 8 in 10 Americans live paycheck to paycheck.1 And according to a study by Ramsey Solutions, just over half of Americans have had difficulty … more
To quote Mark Twain again, nothing so needs reforming as other peoples’ habits. This past year, more than most. But rather than offering resolutions for others, I’ll just draw up a litany … more
I imagine many commuters in this area who go to and from Providence have a Christmas wish this year for an easier drive home. Part of the new Henderson (aka Red) Bridge remodel opened with a new … more
I love Thanksgiving almost as much as I love Christmas. There’s just something about the family time, and the official kickoff to the whole holiday season that feels extra cozy and magical. But … more
Don’t you sometimes wish that places called “hidden gems” by travel writers would stay hidden, or at least not overly publicized? You don’t want it to be like that old line … more
The topic of estate planning if expansive.  I am going to cover some of the basic documents and considerations.  Please note that I am not an attorney and cannot provide legal advice … more
Dear Dave, My fiancée and I plan to get married in May, and we are preparing to buy a house. We both work in sales, and combined we bring home about $7,400 a month before commissions. Our … more
Dear Dave, I read where you recommend saving 15% of your income for retirement. Should I count my employer’s contribution to my retirement plan as part of that 15%? — Carlotta … more
Dear Dave, My wife and I are both 36 years old, and we have two children. Our son is six, and our daughter will be four next month. We’ve been walking through the Baby Steps, and we should … more
Dear Dave, I’m 67, and I’ve been wondering what your position is on preplanning for a funeral versus prepaying. Is one a better idea than the … more
(Family Features) Hosting a major holiday event is no small effort. It requires close attention to detail from planning, cooking and cleaning to entertaining guests on the big day. Fortunately, just … more
(StatePoint) The holiday season is a magical time of year filled with cherished traditions that bring families together. And while gift-giving is one of the most beloved customs (especially for … more
(StatePoint) The busiest shopping days of the 2023 holiday season are on the horizon. Industry experts point out that knowing these dates in advance can help you score great deals -- or beat the … more
Review Financial Statements. In general, reviewing your financial statements is a good practice to have. However, during the holidays it is even more so! Reviewing your statements gives you the … more
My name is Tom Lopatosky. I'm the President of LOPCO Contracting ( www.LopcoContracting.com ) and I'm honored to have the opportunity to talk to you about home improvement on a monthly basis. I love … more
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