Quoted in NAPFA Advisor Magazine on Life and LTC Insurance Issues

The May 2017 issue of NAPFA Advisor Magazine featured a story about life and long term care insurances and how they can dominate discussions between financial advisors and their clients, even more than health or homeowners’ insurance. Click to view a PDF copy of the full NAPFA Advisor article.  [More]

ND Women Connect Spotlighted in Notre Dame Senior Alumni Newsletter

I was recently interviewed for the latest issue of the Notre Dame Senior Alumni Newsletter, and had the pleasure of talking about my involvement in ND Women Connect with fellow ND alum Jeanine Sterling about the group and what we plan to achieve. Here’s an excerpt: [More]

Interviewed at Recent Notre Dame Day Event

I was recently interviewed at Notre Dame Day 2017 as national chair for ND Women Connect. I am the first national chair and I’ve been leading the group for 3 years as we’ve grown from 55 groups around the country to 95 — phenomenal growth! ND Women Connect’s mission is to nurture, support and give back to ND alumnae. We use a grassroots approach — asking, listening and then taking action based on the interests/needs of the local alumnae. It’s very empowering to be listened to, and supported, so local groups have really flourished. ND Women Connect is the women’s affinity group of the ND Alumni Association. [More]

Recent Guest Appearances on The Wharton School’s Business Radio

I’ve had the pleasure of being a guest this past week on Your Money, a personal finance radio show broadcast on Sirius XM by The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

business_radio_on_sirius_xmBusiness Radio Powered by the Wharton School is an exclusive 24/7 channel featuring a wide range of business topics. Business Radio airs via satellite on SiriusXM channel 111, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at siriusxm.com. [More]

Quoted in U.S. News & World Report: “3 Ways to Grow Savings as an Empty Nester”

Sheila Padden, an advisor at Padden Financial Planning in Chicago, suggests that couples with two paychecks try to live on just one while putting the other in savings. While that may not be for everyone, it’s a tactic to keep the savings structured, even after the kids are gone. Financially break away from the kids, if possible. One issue Padden sees often from her own clients is how difficult it is for parents to truly break away from their kids financially. Even when the children have high-paying jobs, she’ll see clients continue to pay for the child’s cell phones or auto insurance. [More]

Sheila Padden on Reducing Rate Risk Reduction with Bond Ladders (Financial-Planning.com)

Putting fixed income into clients’ asset allocations can be challenging now, with yields depressed and the threat of rising interest rates that would devalue bonds, but one possible solution is to build a bond ladder. “I use ladders for clients who are in and near retirement,” says Sheila Padden, a CFP and the founder of Padden Financial Planning in Chicago. “I mix [certificates of deposit] and bonds, depending on the yields available.” – Sheila Padden [More]