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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

The Grandest Gifts for Your Grandkids

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to giving a gift to the young people in your life, a lot depends on the age, activity level and personality of your grandchild or “grand friend.” Some children like big boxes; others, thin envelopes, while other boys and girls enjoy gifts that don’t come in a package.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Last-Minute Personal Finance Tips

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 7, 2017 9:30:00 AM

It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday surge of attending concerts, shopping, cooking and planning outings with family and friends.  So much to do, all before the new year begins.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Where Can You Afford to Live after Retirement?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 2, 2017 3:20:00 PM

Housing is one of the biggest decisions we face as we age, and like any big decision, it is packed full of questions.

  • What type of housing can I afford?
  • What climate, community and geographic location do I desire?
  • What, if any, supports do I need now, and what might I need to access in the future?
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Topics: Financial Planning

Manage Your Charitable Giving throughout the Year

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 24, 2017 4:46:45 PM

Donating to charity is a year-round activity. But like gift-giving, Americans ramp up their charitable giving big time at the end of the year, starting with Giving Tuesday on November 28.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Making End-of-Life Decisions

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 17, 2017 1:42:24 PM

Kathy’s father joked about dying. The few times he was serious, he told his family he wanted life-saving measures, but only if he was likely to be mentally fit and able to care for himself. Nothing was in writing.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Did You Sell Your House in 2017?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 12, 2017 2:02:00 PM

You finally did it!

After years of thinking about downsizing and moving to a condominium, retirement community or apartment, your dream came true in 2017. Now it’s time to think about one more financial matter – calculating the tax benefits related to selling your main home.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Retirement Lifestyle