Articlesby Brett Anderson, President, St. Croix Advisors, LLC
Every choice we make influences the direction of our lives. Many of these choices boil down to the same basic question: What’s more important, your money or your life?
The Benefits of Having Children BY BRETT ANDERSON/ST.CROIX ADVISORS, LLC Photo by Ben White Our messy, beautiful lives are filled with many blessings, but those of us who are parents know that children are perhaps the greatest blessing one can know. Parenthood may not...
Whatever industry you’re in, at whatever level, personal and professional development is something all of us should focus on periodically throughout our careers.
Whatever you do, don’t retire with a mortgage—you want to kick back and enjoy your retirement, not spend your time worrying about making those monthly payments.
A recent trip to my dentist had me thinking about the financial responsibility of being a business owner. It’s all about which side of the check we want to sign.
No matter how handy we are or how many side skills we develop, there’s someone who’s been doing it longer. For some tasks, it’s best to trust the professionals.
Looking for unconditional love, boundless enthusiasm, and a lifelong friend? The solution is simple: get a dog!
Remember when we used to practice the art of being friends? There was once a time for meaningful conversations, but many of us have lost the knack for it.
Just like Joey in Friends, I don’t want to share—not my food, not my clothes, and definitely not my TV remote. And you know what? That’s just fine with me.
We live in a world of amazing technological advancements—but not all change is good. Before embracing new things, it’s worth considering the potential cost.
I’ve never enjoyed being yelled at by my mom. Even as a grown adult, it always upset me. Putting family first is something I’ve struggled with over the years
As we grow older, the importance of friendships has remained a constant in my life.
Pursuing your passions can feel like a luxury you can’t afford, so it’s easy to put off until the distant future. Do you really have to wait so long to live your dreams?
If you’re on the brink of retirement, the idea of living off your investments—otherwise known as mailbox money—can be a scary one. Take steps now to prepare.
Our pastor said something to our congregation recently that had me reexamining if I was moving away from God. When’s the last time you’ve done the same?
Marriage is a lifelong commitment, and choosing the perfect partner isn’t easy. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your values align with those of your spouse before you tie the knot.
Everyone needs a prenup—and no, it doesn’t have to kill the romance! With financial plans agreed to ahead of time, you and your spouse can move forward together in security and trust.
Loans are like asking for permission to spend someone else’s money. By living within your means instead, you’ll never have to ask someone else’s permission to spend.
Knowing when to leave a job is one of the hardest lessons you’ll face in your professional life, but it’s important to recognize when leaving a job is the right decision for you.
If you’re growing apart from your spouse, it’s up to you to fix it. Commit to making more time together, schedule the vacation of a lifetime somewhere you both love.
Have you ever thought about some of the dumb ways we spend money? One overlooked way is all those recurring monthly charges: small enough to accumulate but not large enough to cancel.
I’m ready! What’s the next step?