Category: Budget



    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending July 21st, 2017

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending July 21st, 2017 Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear™   United States: The LEI increased 0.6 percent in June, its largest monthly increase since December 2014. The June gain also marks the tenth consecutive month in which the index moved higher.   Eight of the components added to…


    The Best Deals at Restaurant Week

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Here in New York City, late January signifies a special time of year…restaurant week! In case you’re unaware, NYC Restaurant Week is a semiannual event where more than 380 restaurants across the city offer three-course prix-fixe meals. With lunch being $29 and dinner being $42, this event is an excellent opportunity to try out new…


    Top 11 Things You Need To-Do Before Year End

    by Peter J. Creedon

    As 2016 starts to winds down you need to do a few important things if you are a freelancer, small business owner, or earn 1099 income. CPA Tax review: The first thing I recommend is schedule an appointment with your Tax Advisor, (Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Enrolled Agent (EA), and meet by early December…


    Budgeting..Yuck. 7 Ways to Make Budgeting Less Awful

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Budgets can be boring, if you design it that way. If you consider it a guide and not a noose, you need to build in some fun: vacation, weekend stress relief or mad money to reward yourself. The goal is to know what you have and live within your means while enjoying life and not rack up credit card debt. Here are some tips on how to start:

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