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How to Manage a Windfall

How to Manage a Windfall

Photo by Meredith Nierman for WGBH, (c) WGBH 2020 This week, a guest on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow became a viral sensation: the 1971 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Oyster he purchased in 1974 for $345.97 was valued at up to $700,000 on the show. The watch...
How to Set Financial Expectations Around the Holidays

How to Set Financial Expectations Around the Holidays

Why it’s Important to Talk About Spending Over the Holidays The holidays can be a time of great joy — or a time of great stress. For many families, one of the biggest stresses of the holidays has to do with finances. Many people feel pressure during...
3 Security Tips to Help Protect You During the Holidays

3 Security Tips to Help Protect You During the Holidays

We are sliding headfirst into the holidays, and while that may mean it’s the most wonderful time of the year for some of us, it’s certainly a joyful season for one group: fraudsters. ‘Tis the season for arguing with family over politics, gaining extra pounds...
What is Your Scariest Money Story?

What is Your Scariest Money Story?

Michelle Brownstein, Vice President of Personal Capital’s Private Client Group, responds to some scary stories about money with financial advice in honor of Halloween. We hear a lot of stories about money – some triumphant, some funny, and some downright...
How to Financially Prepare for a Divorce

How to Financially Prepare for a Divorce

Whenever there’s a high-profile divorce in the news (this time it’s former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani), we feel that it’s time to raise the question of how a divorce might impact your finances. I know, it’s not something that’s comfortable to think...
How to Find the Right Realtor for You

How to Find the Right Realtor for You

Home-buying season is in full swing, and one of the most important considerations when it comes to either buying or selling your home is deciding on which real estate agent to work with and how you want to engage them. We generally recommend working with a...