2015 in Review: The Best of the Blog

Reminder: SH&J is closed at 12:00 p.m. on December 31 and all day on January 1 to allow our team to celebrate the New Year.

It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over and 2016 is about to begin. We have been steadily blogging and thought it would be fun to end the year by sharing our most popular blog posts and series. Feel free to share your favorites as well as what you’d like to see on our blog in 2016 in the comments below.

10. 2015 Medical Advocacy Event
As healthcare continues to change, having a partner to advocate for your care and the care of your loved ones is more important than ever. If you were unable to attend our event in the Spring, we highly recommend watching the video. Watch Now>

9. 10 Ways to Show Your Money Some Love
Although it was written around Valentine’s Day, the tips apply all year long. From saving to looking for tax free options, this post is well worth a second look. Read Now> 

8. 4 Tips for Buying the Right Mountain Retreat
Buying a mountain retreat can be challenging. Our quick tips can make the process a little easier. If you are thinking about buying a home in the hills, these tips are for you. Read Now> 

7. 10 Beneficial Budgeting Tips
Budgeting can be challenging for all of us, but it can make a big difference in your long term goals. Our list of budgeting tips lay out some simple strategies to help get your budget on track. Read Now> 

6. 2015 Financial Check-Up
Julie Fletcher, CFP®, asks some important questions to check-up on your finances and retirement savings. While the numbers for 2016 may be different (reach out with your questions), the questions are still an excellent check-up for the start of the New Year. Read Now>

5. To Stay or To Go: Should You Downsize or Renovate as an Empty Nester?
Becoming an empty nester may open the door to many questions and decisions such as where to live. Our post on downsizing vs. renovating can help guide you and your family through your empty nester housing discussions. Read Now>

4. What do you charge for your services?
SH&J has always been a fee-only firm. We know the term “fee-only” needs further explanation about what we charge for the services we provide. In this brief video, Melissa Baldwin, CFP® explains our fee structure. Watch Now> 

3. Identity Theft: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself
Identity theft continues to be in the news and has affected many people we know (which explains the popularity of this post)! Read it again and share the tips with your friends and family. Read Now> 

2. Take Eileen Sharkey’s Financial Literacy Course
Eileen Sharkey, CFP® has taught a financial literacy course for many years to groups in the Denver area. We know not everyone can attend so we created an eight part course for you to attend remotely. If you complete the course, let us know and we will send you a certificate of completion. Start Now>

1. Inside the Economy with SH&J Series
Late last year we decided to start sharing part of our internal economic discussions with our clients; the series is titled “Inside the Economy with SH&J”. These have been the most viewed posts and videos on our blog all year and we look forward to bringing you economic insights for years to come. Just a reminder, you can now listen on the go as well as on our blog. Search for Sharkey, Howes & Javer in your podcast app. See the Series> 

 

As they say, that’s a wrap. We hope you have enjoyed our “Best of the Blog” and discovered some posts you may have missed this year. Remember to share your favorites as well as what you would like us to write about next year in the comments below. Happy New Year!

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