Episode 12: College Decisions During COVID-19 with Amy McVeigh

Episode 12: College Decisions During COVID-19 with Amy McVeigh

How do you adjust college decisions during a pandemic? In this 52 Pearls Weekly Money Wisdom podcast episode Melissa Joy talks with college selection consultant Amy McVeigh, founder of Smart College Selection. We’re discussing: How college consultants help students and families set expectations, narrow down their college decisions, and make the right selection for college. Options for…

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Episode 10: Using Gratitude for an Abundant Money Mindset During Covid-19 with Dawn Starks

Episode 10: Using Gratitude for an Abundant Money Mindset During Covid-19 with Dawn Starks

Dawn Starks, CFP® is joining Melissa Joy to discuss an abundance mentality in the age of Covid-19. Dawn is the author of a new book, Simplify Your Financial Life and founder of Simple Money. Today we’re talking about: What does abundance mean for your financial life? How gratitude and helping can help you to embrace an abundance mindset…

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Episode 9: What should I do with my 401k?

Intro & Week 1: Map your financial goals

This week we’re talking about what to do with your 401(K) in these times of COVID-19 and economic uncertainty. What are my options with my retirement plan if I recently lost my job? What if your job is intact? Consider accelerating contributions or doing more. What if you might need money from your retirement account?…

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Episode 8: Retirement Investing in Bear Markets with Ashby Daniels

Episode 8: Retirement Investing in Bear Markets with Ashby Daniels

This week we’re talking about what to do with your 401(K) in these times of COVID-19 and economic uncertainty. What are my options with my retirement plan if I recently lost my job? What if your job is intact? Consider accelerating contributions or doing more. What if you might need money from your retirement account?…

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Episode 6: COVID-19 and Estate Planning with Joan Skrzyniarz

Episode 6: COVID-19 and Estate Planning with Joan Skrzyniarz

Melissa Joy is joined by estate planning attorney Joan Skrzyniarz, practice group chair of trusts and estates at Dickinson Wright in Troy, Michigan. Joan and Melissa discuss: Why for estate planning, perfection can be the enemy of progress. The documents you need in place during a pandemic (medical powers of attorney, financial power of attorney, wills, and trusts)….

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Episode 5: Technology Adaptations in the Age of Covid-19 with Bill McManus

Episode 5: Technology Adaptations in the Age of Covid-19 with Bill McManus

Americans are radically changing their habits as stay at home orders replace business as usual. What technology can help people cope in a time of social distancing and what will stick around in the aftermath of coronavirus? Bill McManus is part of the Applied Insights Team for Hartford Funds. In his current position, Bill is…

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