Tigress Tales

Important and sometimes irreverent personal finance tips, strategies, and stories to educate, amuse, and motivate. It’s a big job, but someone has to do it!

Addressing Medicare Confusion

Addressing Medicare Confusion

Addressing Medicare ConfusionWhether you are caring for someone on Medicare, or you have been on it for years, there can be a lot of confusion during the annual renewal process, which is always October 15th to December 7th.  If you have an employer-sponsored plan,...

Remember When Things Were Simple?

Remember When Things Were Simple?

Remember When Things Were Simple?Life doesn't need to be so challengingIt wasn’t that long ago that you could change the oil in your own car; you could change the channel on TV without needing a doctorate to figure out how to use the remote!  And what about your...

Talking to Your Parents About Money

Talking to Your Parents About Money

A Journey Worth TakingMoney is one of the most emotionally laden topics to discuss with a family member. You have to realize that the conversation is not A conversation, but a series of trust-building exchanges. It is best to start long before a crisis situation...

Open Season: MEDICARE

Open Season: MEDICARE

What does Annual Medicare Enrollment mean for You?Every year, as you approach age 65 or if you are beyond that age, you start getting bombarded with ads about Medicare enrollment starting in August.  If you are like most people, you probably stop paying attention...

The Toll of a Scam

The Toll of a Scam

A Real-life Story A few weeks ago, a client of mine was scammed. Doubled scammed really. I’m still not completely clear on the sequence of events but I will share this story anonymously with you in hopes that you can learn something to protect yourself. The Events...

Pillar II: Paper or Digital Systems?

Pillar II: Paper or Digital Systems?

Tips for establishing systems for tax-time Do you groan every year when tax-time rolls around? You are not alone. Many people do not have good systems for keeping track of taxable information throughout the year. Nearly 10 million have to file an extension, which ends...

The Three Pillars of Financial Management

The Three Pillars of Financial Management

I’ve been helping individuals and couples navigate and manage their financial affairs for over seven years now.  I have my own systems in place for doing this work but I decided I needed to put a framework around what I do, so others can Understand what it is that...

Painless Charitable Giving

Painless Charitable Giving

Whether you are a consistent, generous giver, or someone who would like to support organizations which speak to your heart, there are ways to boost your giving level without spending a dime. One of the easiest, and perhaps the most bang for "your buck" is Amazon Smile...