Planning matters

Don’t Let Sneaky Expenses Haunt Your Financial Goals

As we edge toward a new year, you may be thinking of budgeting for the holidays and taking inventory of your expenses to see where you can trim costs for the coming year. A great place to start is by reviewing your fixed expenses that come in the way of monthly subscriptions and services. In…

Read More

Time, Goals and Dreams

Lately, I’ve been reflecting about time and how it seems to fly by. It’s been one year since my son was born! June also marks the time I look at the goals I’ve set for the year and check in on my progress. One important aspect of setting a goal is giving yourself a deadline….

Read More

Understanding Inherited Assets

Inheritance – no matter the size – can have a substantial impact on you and your family’s financial status. According to a 2015 HSBC survey, American retirees expect to leave an average of $177,000 to their heirs. What should you do when you receive an inheritance? If you receive an inheritance, in most cases, you…

Read More

How is Your Financial Health?

It’s easy to maintain our physical well-being with diet and exercise but when is the last time you checked on your financial health? There are several aspects to financial health—many which Johnson Bixby can assist with diagnosing and treating. However, there are few things you can do on your own. Let’s take a look: Set…

Read More

1,000 Pieces

If you had a 1,000 piece picture puzzle with the pieces dumped on a table in a disorganized pile, what is the most important part of that puzzle? Most might say the corner or edge pieces. As a planner, I would say . . .

Read More