Building your retirement fund

by Jody Tallal -- In my last column, I showed you how to calculate the cost of and plan for the accomplishment of your financial goals, including help children/grandchildren with their college more…

Putting a price tag on your goals

by Jody Tallal -- The best way to take a long trip is to break it down into smaller trips, determining how far you can travel each day. If you take the more…

Inflation: Financial enemy No. 1

by Jody Tallal -- In past columns, I have discussed the impact of inflation on your long-term financial planning. This is a brief refresher, as the topic is very important at this more…

Maximizing your most valuable asset

by Jody Tallal -- Last week we began the process of developing your own personal financial plan. This week's column will discuss maximizing you most valuable asset. Putting time on your side more…

Your journey to financial independence

by Jody Tallal -- Over the next eight columns, I will be showing you how to create your own financial plan. These columns will be linear in format, so starting with this more…

The possibility of disability

by Jody Tallal -- Note: This is Part 2 of a 3-part series of columns. Read Part 1, "Your Personal Financial Security Formula," and Part 3, "Last step in your Personal Financial more…

Your personal financial security formula

by Jody Tallal -- In the next series of columns, we will be discussing what I call Your Personal Financial Security Formula ("P.F.S.F."). Your P.F.S.F. is more than just a plan for more…

How to decide in what to invest

by Jody Tallal -- As discussed in a previous column, I operate on the simple philosophy that any investment should be a direct solution to an individual's personal problem. If a person more…