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What does financial planning look like in real life?  Please read the Gillen Wealth Management, LLC blog for tips and thoughts on attempting to follow a financially prudent lifestyle. 


Thursday, February 29, 2024

Flexibility is a key feature of 529 College Savings Accounts. Join us March 7th at noon ET via a webinar to learn more


Thursday, October 10, 2019

The weather is cooling off, the leaves are starting to change colors, pumpkin spice flavoring is everywhere, college football is in full swing—it must be—open enrollment season! Yes, that’s right—a dull yet...


Sunday, November 19, 2017

The gift giving season is upon us! The next two months are full of company parties, family gatherings, travel, and the cyclic optimism of welcoming in a New Year. The exchanging of gifts is a common denominator between many of these...


Monday, July 10, 2017

Listen to a conversation between myself and leadership expert and author, Courtney Lynch with Lead Star, LLC as we discuss how applying leadership skills and thinking to your personal finances can be a powerful combination.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Looking out the kitchen window recently, I saw a handful of blooming amaryllis plants. The big fluttery pink and red blossoms look great in an otherwise dreary part of our yard. They all started as bulbs purchased from big box stores...


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Fear—whether we admit it or not, it is an emotion we all experience. My daughters are frightened of thunderstorms, I’m fearful of heights, some people experience anxiety during public speaking, others panic at the thought...


Friday, August 5, 2016

As a parent, one of our strongest desires is to protect and help our children. This core parenting sentiment evolves as the children age, from basic safety hazards, to surviving the social awkwardness of the middle & high school, and...


Friday, June 24, 2016

June 2016 Blueberry picking and growing your 401k I recently went blueberry picking with my children. It was a hot sunny morning when we arrived at the farm. Fortunately, there were several empty rows of lush green blueberry bushes for...