Tag: budgeting

  • Social Security Announces 8.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2023

    Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7 percent in 2023, the Social Security Administration announced last week. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January. The 8.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more […]

  • Preview: Members Only Group Chat For 10/12/2022

    Does perfectionism hold you back? Have you always wanted to go back to school, apply for a job, or start a business but you never feel ready? Do you tell yourself that you’ll start as soon as you finish your next blindness skills training, your kids start school, or you’ve saved enough money? Planning and…

  • Preview: Members Only Group Chat For 10/05/2022 NEW TIME!

    Want to make more money but can’t work more? If so, you’re not alone. This week we’ll be talking about passive income, or income streams that take very little work to maintain once they’re set up. We’ll also leave time for anything you want to talk about. Don’t forget we have a new time starting…

  • Recording: Members Only Group Chat For 9/28/2022

    Do you worry about what might happen if something goes wrong with something expensive you depend on? How will you afford it if a home appliance or a vital piece of assistive technology fails unexpectedly? This week we talked about when and how to purchase warranties, insurance policies, or protection plans designed to help you……

  • Preview: Members Only Group Chat For 9/28/2022

    Do you worry about what might happen if something goes wrong with something expensive you depend on? How will you afford it if a home appliance or a vital piece of assistive technology fails unexpectedly? This week we’ll be talking about when and how to purchase warranties, insurance policies, or protection plans designed to help…

  • Recording: Members Only Group Chat For 9/21/2022

    something holding you back but you don’t know what it is? It may be your own beliefs. An episode of NPR’s Life Kit, released this week, explains that scientists refer to these as cognitive biases and tells us that they can keep us from achieving our goals because we believe that we’re not capable. This……

  • Preview: Members Only Group Chat For 9/21/2022

    Is something holding you back but you don’t know what it is? It may be your own beliefs. An episode of NPR’s Life Kit, released this week, explains that scientists refer to these as cognitive biases and tells us that they can keep us from achieving our goals because we believe that we’re not capable.…

  • Recording: Members Only Group Chat For 9/14/2022

    Spreadsheets are incredibly useful tools for managing your finances, and they’re easy to learn and use. This week we talked about how to use a spreadsheet to build a realistic budget for a road trip. This type of spreadsheet can also be useful for helping you keep track of the progress you have made in……

  • Preview: Members Only Group Chat For 9/14/2022

    Spreadsheets are incredibly useful tools for managing your finances, and they’re easy to learn and use. This week we’ll talk about how to use a spreadsheet to build a realistic budget for a road trip. This type of spreadsheet can also be useful for helping you keep track of the progress you’re making if you’re…

  • Recording: Members Only Group Chat For 9/7/2022

    This week we talked about why it may be ok to save inconsistently. A paper by Yale finance professor James Choi made the news this week. Choi studied the advice from the 50 most popular personal finance books, according to GoodReads, and compared it to the advice economists give about the same topics. While personal……