In today’s rapidly aging society, the topic of long-term care is more relevant than ever. This care is often necessary for those who can no longer independently perform everyday activities due to a chronic illness, disability, or cognitive impairment. While most people hope they never have to face these circumstances, it’s wise to prepare in advance. Here are three benefits of having long-term care preparations: Read More
“Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin was certainly right about a lot of things over his lifetime. And it absolutely feels like taxes are unavoidable, but are they really? Well, no! There are certain investment types that are completely tax-free.
While you probably shouldn’t be too concerned with dropping the amount of taxes you pay each year down to zero, understanding how your investments can impact your taxes and using that to your advantage is a great way to maximize your money. Read More
All the financial experts say debt is bad.
Should I pay off my mortgage as early as I can?
Sooner or later, every homeowner begins to dream about the day when they own their home free and clear. No more mortgage payments…extra money each month to invest…what’s not to love?
Even financial experts like Dave Ramsey are known for singing the praises of ridding yourself of any and all debt—including your mortgage.
Whether this is a realistic goal or not, it leaves many homeowners wondering, “Should I pay off my mortgage early?”
Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple yes or no answer, but I can (hopefully) put your mind at ease about getting out of debt. Read More
Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that Tom Brady has made it to the Super Bowl a few times. Ten, to be exact.
You may also know that he didn’t win all of those. In fact, he lost three of them. Even the GOAT of football had a strategy that didn’t work every single time. So what does that mean for your investment strategy? Read More
When you donate money to charity, it not only can make a big difference in someone’s life, it can also reduce your tax liability by lowering your taxable income. Contributions are tax deductible only if made to a qualified organization.
Are you wondering how charitable contributions can affect your finances? Keep reading to find out how giving to charity can benefit your funds. Read More
March is Women’s History Month and, because of that, we’d like to highlight some opportunities for women to manage their path towards retirement.
Just like a properly organized playbook for a big game, a great strategy will help nearly anyone through the difficulties they may face in both preparing for retirement and staying retired. Read More
Luckily, there are ways to maximize those benefits. Read More
A brand new year is starting and if you learned anything from 2020, it’s that you need to be prepared for those “what-if” scenarios.
Having adequate emergency reserves is important and consider making it part of your 2021 saving goals. You should always strive to have at the very least six months’ worth of your monthly expenses set aside in your emergency reserves.
There are several options that you can choose from if you want to start saving money for emergencies. One of the best and easiest options is using a money market account.
A money market account is a type of interest-earning savings account, and is intended to offer investors high liquidity with a very low level of risk. They are also insured by the FDIC.
Are you trying to open a money market account? Let’s go through how and why to start using a money market account successfully. Read More
By now, you’ve probably heard about the Gamestop/Reddit saga on Wall Street. Since there’s a Netflix movie coming about the topic, I won’t go deep into detail, but the short version is this:
A group of retail investors (individuals who manage their own investments), noticed and attacked a trend in the stock market. Some people felt that an opportunity arose to play against the large hedge funds and the war was on. It made national news and a ton of money changed hands over the course of a few crazy weeks.
In the end, there were still more losers than winners and life goes on, but what is the real takeaway here? Were all of those people investing or speculating? What is speculating, exactly, anyway? Read More
Living on one income doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing what’s most important to you. By planning and saving smartly, single income families like yours can reap benefits now and later.
Having kids, paying for college, financing a home, and paying for retirement are all within reach when you follow a few simple steps.