About Pam Horack, CFP®
Think of me as Your Financial Mom – the planner that works with regular families. Throughout my career, it seemed that financial advisors were always looking to sell their products or manage money to retirees, business owners, or those with lots of money – no one wanted to plan and budget for everyone else. My clients look like just like regular people:
• Mom and Dad get up in the morning, get the kids off to school, work all day either at home or an office, come home, get dinner on the table, pay the bills, hope the house isn’t underwater, and have a little money in their retirement account.
• Getting married? Congrats! Now you need to combine your finances. No one needs financial planning more than two people getting married; except two people getting divorced. It’s much easier to get it right on the front side.
• You have graduated from college, moved into the real world, and started your own life. But Mom is still paying your cell phone bill and doing your laundry. You can make it on your own with some spending strategies and cash flow controls.
You will get the tools and advice needed to plan your retirement, create your budget, and save for your goals. My local and national resources can help you put together your will or review your insurance. Each client receives an easy-to-read financial plan outlining your current situation, alternatives to reach your goals, and an action plan to get you there.
Valentine’s Day! A time for hearts, roses and overspending. Yes, you read that right -- overspending! Everyone wants to show their sweetie how much they care, but many times that outward expression can turn into a downward regression into debt. Since we are now safely past the sappiness of the day, it’s time for some Financial Mom tough love. Valentine’s Day, in all of it’s romantic glory, is also a time when many people use credit cards to shower their significant other [...]
Over the weekend, I finally got around to reading some of the articles that I’d been saving throughout the past few weeks. As pedestrian as it may sound, this was a real feat considering my life has been going full-speed-ahead since the calendar hit 2017. Since my interests are spread over so many different areas, the topics ran the gamut from travel, to parenting, and of course: finance. But of the five or so articles I read, one in particular resonated with me more than the others. [...]
As parents, when our kids are young, we know everything. Or, at least they think we do. It wasn’t but a few years ago that I remember being bombarded with ‘mom questions’ to which -- nine times out of ten -- I was able to answer. (*Pats self on back) My kids were amazed and would often ask ‘How did you know that?’ I'd just respond, 'I passed the ‘Mom test’'. (Note: My husband said there was no test to be a dad!) As adults, it's easy to answer our childr [...]