Is It Time To Refinance?

Is It Time To Refinance? Mortgage rates are at two-year lows and continue to be significantly less than the historical average. With home values holding and/or increasing in most markets many homeowners are wondering if now might just be the perfect opportunity to refinance. After all, last...

Helping Women Executives Fly

Helping Women Executives Fly Since 1986, Sharon Bloodworth and the White Oaks’ team have been helping women executives fly. White Oaks works with many women executives as clients. A panel discussion for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, on Women Executives in Finance, featured...

What to Do When the Honeymoon is Over

What to Do When the Honeymoon is Over I’m married. I have a husband. My last name is different. All those things still sound surreal to me, but they are now parts of my everyday life! After a truly perfect wedding and then a honeymoon on the beach, life is back to normal. However, there are a few newlywed...

Extravagant Valentine’s Day Gifts

Extravagant Valentine’s Day Gifts My husband hates the commercialism of Valentine’s Day.  So a few years ago I told him, just write me a poem.  He has an amazing use of the English language so I was hoping for something akin to a Shakespearean sonnet. (I am a born optimist).  Valentine’s Day arrived...

Relationships and Money

Relationships and Money Relationships and money are undeniably intertwined. Regardless of what point of a relationship you are at; there is an element of money underlying it that gets a bit more complicated as time goes on. When you start dating someone, there is the inevitable first dates...