Quarterly Client Letter – Q3 2017
The third quarter was a stormy one everywhere but the financial markets. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria dominated the news, flooded much of Houston and southwestern Florida and devastated the Caribbean. While these events are critically important to humankind and those individually impacted, the markets seemingly shrugged them off and continued to move higher.
Women and the Money Taboo
Whatever the reasons for avoiding the subject – discomfort, embarrassment, awkwardness, shame, fear of being impolite – the fact is that women tend to avoid talking about money with others. Women need to talk about money for themselves, and for their sisters, daughters, nieces, and friends. Here’s why, and how you can start the conversation today.
Planning for the Unexpected
While talking about illness and death is never enjoyable, discussing your wishes is important. You and your loved ones may also want to document your wishes. We have prepared a simple worksheet you can use to guide a discussion as well as record important financial information your caretakers will need should you become incapacitated or die.