Jacquette M. Timmons http://www.jacquettetimmons.com Money. Choices. Relationships. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:53:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Experience Something: Inquiring Minds Discover the Unfamiliar in the Familiar http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/unfamiliar-in-familiar/ http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/unfamiliar-in-familiar/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:51:03 +0000 http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/?p=9960 Jacquette M. Timmons - Money. Choices. Relationships.

Perhaps you can relate: You experience something traumatic. It’s followed by a strong desire to change something you can control – to offset the change you couldn’t. If you’ve ever experienced this, then you’ll understand my deep desire for a little home makeover. With the help of a dear friend, when [...]

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Deep-Fried Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Firsts http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/thanksgiving-firsts/ http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/thanksgiving-firsts/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:41:32 +0000 http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/?p=9948 Jacquette M. Timmons - Money. Choices. Relationships.

Here’s an excerpt of an email I received yesterday. “Dear Jacquette, I would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know this year’s Holiday Season will be very different than any other, but from what I know of you, I have a feeling that your focus will be [...]

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Celebrity Bankruptcies: A Teachable Moment, Financial Voyeurism or Both? http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/financial-voyeurism/ http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/financial-voyeurism/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:04:11 +0000 http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/?p=9934 Jacquette M. Timmons - Money. Choices. Relationships.

At least once or twice a day, I peruse finance.yahoo.com to quickly peruse the latest in financial news – especially to see what’s trending in personal finance. This particular post, “How this celebrity couple bounced back from bankruptcy,” caught my attention not because of the title (some celebrity or another [...]

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The Subscription Economy: Is it Causing Money to Slip Through Your Hands? http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/dont-waste-money/ http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/dont-waste-money/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:50:35 +0000 http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/?p=9918 Jacquette M. Timmons - Money. Choices. Relationships.

In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I purchased an indoor electric turkey fryer! (Quite excited!) I purchased it this weekend from Amazon and got a great deal because of their “Countdown to BlackFriday” sale. Several times throughout the checkout process, I was “invited” to become an Amazon Prime Member. [...]

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Retirement Savings: Necessary, But Not Urgent. Could That Be Your Issue? http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/necessary-but-not-urgent/ http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/necessary-but-not-urgent/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:41:08 +0000 http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/?p=9907 Jacquette M. Timmons - Money. Choices. Relationships.

Yes, it’s rather bold of me to presume you have an issue when it comes to retirement savings (and planning). But check out these stats: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 53% of American workers participate in any type of retirement plan at work. A recent TIAA-CREF survey [...]

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401k Investing; Are You Making These Three Mistakes? http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/401k-three-mistakes/ http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/401k-three-mistakes/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:54:08 +0000 http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/?p=9872 Jacquette M. Timmons - Money. Choices. Relationships.

On the day that I write this, the stock market is up (as measured by the S&P500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average). The S&P is on track for a fifth straight session of gains. Yesterday, the Dow closed up, over 200 points and it is currently up another 35 points. [...]

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Financial Planning: It’s Not Supposed to Mean the Same Thing For Everyone http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/financial-plan-movie/ http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/financial-plan-movie/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20:57:16 +0000 http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/?p=9843 Jacquette M. Timmons - Money. Choices. Relationships.

I read somewhere that if you could achieve your financial goals by simply putting your money away in the bank you wouldn’t need a plan. That’s silly to me. That’s like saying as long as you have gas in a car you don’t need directions to drive to a place [...]

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Financial Advice: Do You Only Want to Hear, “You’re Doing Great!”? http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/you-are-great/ http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/you-are-great/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:47:32 +0000 http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/?p=9808 Jacquette M. Timmons - Money. Choices. Relationships.

I received an email asking if I do one-off consultations, to which I immediately replied, “Yes!”.  When I followed-up with her a few weeks later, here’s an abstract of what she said in return: “I decided against financial counseling at the moment just because I don’t think I’d listen to [...]

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The Problem With Change is Your Comfort Zone http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/change-comfort/ http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/change-comfort/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:48:00 +0000 http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/?p=9744 Jacquette M. Timmons - Money. Choices. Relationships.

“How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change.” Elizabeth Lesser With the recent death of my mother, my life as I knew it has been completely upended. I feel slightly adrift and a bit unsettled as I negotiate an [...]

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She Didn’t Let Cancer Steal Her Joy; So, I Won’t Let Grief Steal Mine http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/my-mother-rocks/ http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/my-mother-rocks/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:33:05 +0000 http://www.jacquettetimmons.com/?p=9569 Jacquette M. Timmons - Money. Choices. Relationships.

Unless you follow me on social media or are on my e-list, you may not have heard: my beloved mother, Fontilla A. Timmons, died peacefully on Monday, August 4th. I miss my mother terribly and am still mad at cancer for what it did to her body, for taking her [...]

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