Building a financial home

As a financial planner, we talk in numbers and make it sound so simple.  If you want X in the future, you have to give up $Y now in spending.   Are those choices easy to make though?   Financial plans are based on assumptions, and the outcome of the plan can seem distant and uneasy to grasp.  So I…

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Signs You Need a Financial Planner

Financial Planners Help Build Better Experiences Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you need professional help for a problem or if you can handle it yourself. Whether it’s taking care of a common cold, fixing the sink, changing the oil in your car or doing your own taxes. The same question often arises about finances. It happens all the time…

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Top 5 Ways to Prepare for Buying a Home

Amazon recently announced their search for a second headquarters and it got me thinking about home buying. The thought of 50,000 new employees in one campus location will definitely spur new home buyers.  Seattle has exploded from the number of mid-westerners and Californians moving to the state for work.  Prices are continuing to rise and for most of us, this…

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Teaching Kids about Money: 2 Ways to Enhance Learning

Originally posted on GeekWire.com When kids enter the picture, it can be hard to decide when to start educating them about finances. Where do you begin? How do you help them develop an understanding? Do you feel you grasp finances well enough to adequately answer their questions? *Scary* Recently I re-read Ron Lieber's The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded,…

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Family Saving Styles: Top 5 questions to ask yourself

Every family is different – different in how they spend money, how much money they make, and their comfort level with discussing money. A friend of mine recently got married and they still keep everything separate, with one in charge of utilities and another the mortgage, etc. They are thinking of combining finances, but just aren’t sure what the best method is for them.…

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Our Philosophy

We believe everyone deserves a complete financial plan. A plan that incorporates your values, goals, and finances to help you lead a wealthy life now and build future wealth.  Our financial plans: define the current factors affecting your ability to build wealth, provide recommendations and a clear framework for tackling your concerns in living a wealthy life, and create an action plan…

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Why I created SeedSafe Financial LLC

I am a fan of personal financial education. I grew up in a self-employed single-mother home, where the highs were amazing and the lows were extremely stressful. I was my mother's helper in her business and kept track of the business finances in QuickBooks. In our home, business finances equaled personal finances, and we were often in the red.   The stress this caused…

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