Mick Jagger may have some sound financial planning advice for you and your family. That may sound odd, so let me start with some background. I’ve been a reader my whole life. Between non-fiction and fiction, I easily read a book each week, and I’m sure I end up reading somewhere between 50 and 100 […]
American consumer debt…what does it look like? The Wall Street Journal recently ran an interesting article titled 12 Debt Myths That Trip Up Consumers. While I intend to cover a couple of those myths in separate blog posts, the article included an infographic summarizing the nature of consumer debt in America. Definitely worth sharing. Note […]
Do you qualify for Federal student loans? It’s not Breaking News that a college education is expensive and getting moreso at a rate that exceeds the inflation rate. If you’re a parent of twins or triplets, so much the worse. How that education gets paid depends on personal values, income and assets, among other things. […]
Some very handy information from Mint.com and LifeHacker.
Several years ago, when my kids were in Kindergarten, my middle triplet decided to offer his advice on the subject of a press release I was writing. I believe it was on the topic of a new certification I had been granted. The conversation went something like this: Me (to my wife): “Honey, I need some […]
When I was a student at Indiana University, I worked as an analyst in IU’s Center for Real Estate Studies. I didn’t get rich, but it was a cool college job. Much of my effort was directed at producing the Housing Affordability Index for the state of Indiana. (In a somewhat related side note, Indianapolis was […]
The research is pretty unambiguous – the average consumer spends more when using a credit card than when paying cash. This probably makes sense to most of us on an intuitive level, but it may seem like the gap would be small. Furthermore, credit cards have some definite benefits over our traditional transaction mechanism, cash. […]
The free fall in Apple’s share price has been documented ad nauseam by the financial media in recent weeks. But how has it impacted fixed income investors? This weekend’s Wall Street Journal (subscribers) features an interesting case study that details how investors in income-generating “structured products” fared poorly by investing in products that are linked to Apple’s stock […]
In celebration of our triplets turning eight today, I’d like to share a conversation that recently took place in our house. Son: Mom, you used your credit card? So you didn’t have to pay? Other son: You have to pay at the end of the month; otherwise, you pay double the next month. And if […]
There is some good news in the land of Retirement Planning for 2013. Of course, it remains hard to predict what our taxes will look like next year, but everybody will have the ability to set aside more than we did last year on a tax-advantaged basis. 401k contributions For 2013, the maximum 401k contribution […]
About Kevin O’Reilly
Kevin O'Reilly, CFP® is the principal of Foothills Financial Planning, Inc., a licensed Investment Advisory firm based in the Ahwatukee Foothills neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona, with offices in Scottsdale, Glendale, and Peoria/Sun City. Kevin is also the proud father of triplets!
- A Roth IRA Revolution March 27, 2012
- From TwentySomething to Millionaire November 26, 2012
- Staying The Course March 10, 2012
- Stuff My Triplets Say – Credit Cards December 15, 2012
- The Easier It Is, the More We Spend February 12, 2013
- MarketWatch Article – Emergency Savings Strategy March 12, 2014
- Investing is Risky – New Series on Risk March 10, 2014
- March Madness Financial Blog Challenge March 5, 2014
- Foothills Financial Planning Supports America Saves Week February 21, 2014
- Car Insurance – It’s a Seller’s Market February 14, 2014
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- Mick Jagger Guards Against Economic Outpatient Care | Multiples and Money: [...] Over the years, several books have had a big...
- Suzanne: Kevin, it sounds like student loan debt is the nex...
- Debt Myth: You Don’t Qualify for Student Loans | Multiples and Money: [...] and assets, among other things. Some of it...
- Kevin O\'Reilly, CFP®: Thanks, Suzanne. I agree, and in fact I use Amex ...
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