Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chicory Salad with Bacon and Parmesan

This is my favorite winter salad! Chicories are plentiful now at the farmers' markets. They come in a wonderful array of colors and varieties: frisee, radicchio, treviso, escarole, etc. The cold weather brings out the crunchy and bittersweet character of these greens.

Meyer lemon vinaigrette plays beautifully with the hearty greens, smoky bacon and nutty Parmesan.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Here's the video version of Spending, Saving and Investing: Staying Focused in the New Year...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Spending, Saving and Investing: Staying Focused in the New Year

We’ve managed to avoid the latest scary financial threat – the fiscal cliff. Largely out of our control, the outcome could have pushed the economy back into recession. Uncertainty over such events can keep us from making important decisions about our own long-term financial goals, such as preparing for retirement.

Planning for our future can seem abstract at best. Yet at some point, we will all stop working. We need to set aside the distractions and rely instead upon some solid ideas to keep us pointed in a positive direction. Three key areas to focus on are how we spend, save and invest.