Sunday Refresh

Will Your Kids Make It to Your Alma Mater?

Last week, I (Amanda) attended my 10-year college reunion. It was a weekend filled with reminiscing, catching up with old friends, and sailing on the river in Southern Maryland.

With a campus like this, it’s hard to remember how I managed to get my work done…

Will You Outlive Your Money?

My (Laura) grandparents were your average blue-collar Americans.

My grandmother stayed at home raising a family while my grandfather worked outside the home. When he suddenly died just shy of age 63, my grandmother quickly had to learn how to live on her own.

That Selfie Could Cost You Thousands

“Hold on, let me just post this.”

In today’s culture, it seems we must photograph every experience and immediately share it online. We want our friends and family to see us having fun on vacation. Beach photos, tropical drinks, exotic locations – they all wind up on our social media profiles. And whether it’s to make everyone else jealous or simply remember the fun we’ve had, there’s a risk to these posts that many of us don’t think about…

Buying Your First Home? Five Things You Need to Know

The housing market is hot right now.

More than half of the homes sold in March were on the market for less than a month, according to the National Association of Realtors. I (Laura) have even heard stories of houses sitting on the market for just two days.

You Have ‘Syndrome D’ – Here’s What to Do

Do you have “Syndrome D?”

If you’re one of nearly 44 million Americans, you likely suffer from it. Worse, it’s putting your health at risk.

What’s Your Escape Plan?

You’ve likely heard this a lot lately. When you’re on an airplane, you need to know where the exit doors are and what to do in an emergency. If you’re in a movie theater or other public place, you need to pay attention to where the exits are in case of a fire or active shooter.

You need to have an escape plan.

Put Your Emergency Fund to Work

Today, we’re getting back to the basics…

We’ve talked before about the importance of paying off debt, investing in your retirement, and cultivating your financial literacy.

Time to Share the Love

We’re feeling the love…

When we launched The Sunday Refresh back in January, we had one goal: to provide our subscribers with the best information, the kind we’ve wanted to read and couldn’t find. We’re overwhelmed with all the positive and supportive responses we’ve received, including these:

Life Insurance… Who Needs It?

Most of our friends scoff at the idea of shelling out for life insurance.

If you’re young, healthy, and without dependents you probably feel the same.

Your Parents Are Killing You

My (Amanda’s) best summer job ever was at a nursing home…

Back in college, I spent nearly three months as an activities assistant at a nonprofit nursing and assisted-living home. Between games of bingo, art classes, and musical guests, I developed friendships with many of the residents.