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What is a Donor-Advised Fund and Why Consider it?

Many people are looking to increase their charitable contributions this time of year. It can make a big difference in your taxes, but it also just makes you feel good to give back. When you have the means to support… Read Now >>

What is a Donor-Advised Fund and Why Consider it?

December 4, 2019

Many people are looking to increase their charitable contributions this time of year. It can make a big difference in your taxes, but it also just makes you feel good to give back. When you have the means to support… Read Now >>


Buyer Beware! Don’t Overspend Just Because of Discounts.

November 27, 2019

First of all, we want to wish everyone out there a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are very grateful to everyone who is part of the extended Illumination Wealth family! With Thanksgiving weekend, however, also come the biggest consumer “holidays” of… Read Now >>


Evaluating Your Employee Benefits for 2020

November 20, 2019

As the year draws to an end, employers will begin rolling out new and revised employee benefit plans. Even if nothing changes, this is time for you as an employee to make important decisions to maximize what you get out… Read Now >>




How to Positively Teach Your Kids About Money, Part 2

October 30, 2019

Last week, we featured Part 1 of this article about ways you can teach your kids about money and help them develop a better understanding of personal finances at an early age. In that article, we covered some lessons you… Read Now >>


How to Positively Teach Your Kids About Money, Part 1

October 23, 2019

We’ve been getting a lot of great response from our recent articles about financial therapy. A couple weeks ago, we talked about ways you can improve your own personal relationship with money. This week, we want to focus on how… Read Now >>


How Financial Therapy Can Provide Returns Beyond Investing

October 16, 2019

By Kathleen Boyd, CFP®, CFT-I™ Candidate Who do you talk to when you feel debilitating fear about running out of money or even panic, depression, or anger about never having enough money? Many people have procured the services of a… Read Now >>


7 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Money

October 9, 2019

Lately we’ve been talking about how some people have negative relationships with money in terms of subconscious money scripts and full-blown money disorders. This week, we want to take a more positive look at how we can all improve our… Read Now >>


Do You Have a Money Disorder?

October 2, 2019

Last week on the Illumination Wealth Blog, we talked about the concept of money scripts. It’s an interesting take on financial psychology, which is not a subject that’s talked about enough in the financial planning world (at least not out… Read Now >>