Expert Tips on Marriage and Personal Finance

An Interview with MoneyGeek
Wednesday, 03 November 2021

Expert Tips on Marriage and Personal Finance

Many people promise their partners to love and to cherish one another for richer or for poorer. Yet many skip the financial part of the vows and avoid talking about money, leading to trouble in the relationship. A CNBC survey found 56% of divorced Americans said they never talked about their finances with family members.

Not talking about finances eventually leads to arguing about it. Multiple studies and surveys show arguing about money is strongly correlated to divorce. While the topic can feel taboo, discussing money can lead to a better marriage.

Because finances in marriage can make or break a relationship, MoneyGeek created a playbook for couples to take control of their shared finances and build a strong partnership for the future.

Add Value by Discussing Encore Careers With Clients

Start the conversation early and use tools that help identify their thoughts and feelings about work.
Monday, 01 November 2021

Add Value by Discussing Encore Careers With Clients

The Coronavirus crisis has been a turning point for many people, with 76% of Americans crediting the pandemic with forcing them to “refocus on what’s most important in life.” This sentiment holds true across age, gender, race/ethnicity, income and region of the country. One option that has long been enthusiastically embraced by some of our clients, and magnified by the pandemic, is to begin an “encore career.” It also presents a planning opportunity as we work with our clients.

Kathy Longo was Recently Featured in NerdWallet Article on Impulse Shopping

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Kathy Longo was Recently Featured in NerdWallet Article on Impulse Shopping

In an article published by NerdWallet providing advice on how to curb pandemic-related impulse spending, Kathy Longo offered her insight on how to practice healthy credit card habits. Here's a snip of the article:

Credit cards may help or hurt, depending on how you spend. Klontz says that people spend significantly more money when using their credit cards instead of cash. He suggests keeping a cash envelope to use in areas where you tend to overspend, like dining out, for example.

Also, minimize impulses by not storing credit card information on websites or apps, says Kathy Longo, a certified financial planner and president of Flourish Wealth Management, a financial planning firm in Minneapolis. 

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Circle of Women!


Thursday, 06 May 2021

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Circle of Women!

In 1997, Circle of Women gathered 500 women to celebrate their power and to develop women as philanthropists in the community. The objective was to broaden the base of support for YWCA Minneapolis programs and help improve the future for women and girls in the Twin Cities. This year, we’re celebrating 25 years of this event, the lives changed and the progress made over the decades.

Our anniversary event will be held virtually, connecting supporters with our mission to eliminate racism and empower women and girls, while creating meaningful engagement through technology.

Help support our mission by joining us on May 18!

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm 

Location: This is a virtual event

Click here to register to attend the event or to donate to this wonderful cause 

Kathy Longo is on the board of the YWCA Minneapolis and you would be attending this event as her guest. 

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