Tax Refunds, Investor Protections, and Fee-Only – Member Blogs from Last Week

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Here’s what a few of our members have been writing about. If you like what you see, spend some more time on their Websites exploring all the great content they have. Jim Blankenship, CFP®, EA Jim posted IRS Gives 5 Good Reasons for Direct Deposit on his blog Getting Your Financial Ducks In A Row.  It can be …

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Delaying Savings, Lady Gaga, Disney Alternatives, and the Oscars – Garrett Members in the News

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It’s been a press filled week for the Network. Founder Sheryl Garrett stole headlines when the President said to “stand up, Sheryl” and proceeded to quote her infront of a national audience about the need for a fiduciary standard to apply all financial advice. Not to be missed in all the presidential fanfare, several of our other …

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The President of the United States Quoting Sheryl Garrett

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Garrett Planning Network founder Sheryl Garrett is quoted by President Obama earlier today. Here’s the clip. See the President’s full remarks here. And the Department of Labor has a great, one minute video that helps explain why the President cites Sheryl Garrett as one of the good ones.

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You already have a budget

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This may come as a shock to some of you, but you already have a budget. Everyone has one, but not everyone pays attention to it. Simply put, If you spend money, you have a budget. It’s not that different from your diet. If you eat food, you have a diet. You may not always …

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Bean Counter Recipes – It’s the Time of Year to Bake Cookies!

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This post is by Garrett Planning Network staff member Mary Lacey Gibson, CFP®. Click here to see her biography. Many of my best holiday memories come from time spent making cookies with my mother. The kitchen was warm, my brothers and sister dusted with flour and we’d laugh, make messes and eventually bake the best …

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Mr. Money Mustache vs. Me

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This post is by Garrett Planning Network member Catherine Hawley, CFP® of Monterey, CA. Click here to see her profile page. Spoiler alert: I’m a fan of his approach! Earlier this year I was turned on to the blog Mr. Money Mustache by a cousin who is a diligent saver, interested in personal finance. I …

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