Ten Year Countdown: Financial Planning for Retirement

When retirement is a decade or less away, it’s common to have a little anxiety about if you’ve done enough. You have had a good career, you’ve been saving, but what you really want to know is: Am I really financially ready? If you are ten years ...

7 Financial Goals You Can Reach in 2020

This year may be halfway over, but there is still plenty of time for setting some financial goals that you can reach by the end of the year. Setting goals gives you an action plan and a path to succeed. You take a desire and convert it into ...

7 Smart Money Moves to Make Before You Retire

Life has treated you pretty well up to this point. Your career is going good, your kids are growing up and leaving the nest, and you’re finally starting to focus on yourself and what you want out of life.

Should I Save, Pay Down Debt, or Invest My Money?

Finding yourself with extra cash is a good problem to have. Still, when you find yourself with a surplus, there is a decision to be made. Does it make the most sense to pay off debt? Is it more advantageous to put the money to work in investments? ...

What if You Don’t Have an Emergency Fund?

Unexpected expenses are, by definition, not in your budget or plan. A surprise medical bill, a major car or home repair, or a job loss can all be financially devastating if you aren’t prepared. While you can’t plan an emergency, having an emergency ...

7 Easy Ways to Save Money by Decreasing Your Monthly Expenses

It is important for your financial security to make saving part of your routine. You might be saving to build an emergency fund, to pay down debt, or to save for a large purchase, such as a down payment on a house. Many of us struggle with finding ...

Making the Best Use of Your Stimulus Check

  Most Americans will be receiving their stimulus checks in April. These checks are meant to coax the economy back into a healthy place. Although the amounts do phase out as income goes up, most people will get something. 

Harsh Realities of a Traditional Teacher Retirement Plan

When it comes to retirement plans, things may seem straightforward for new teachers. You automatically contribute to your pension plan, and to supplement that, there’s usually a nice coffee hour or happy hour with brokers who will help you sign up ...
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