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September 2, 2019

A while back I started going to the gym to improve my physical fitness.  When I arrived at the gym I noticed there were basically two types of people at the gym.  The first group were people who had worked hard and transformed their bodies and were working to maintain...

Retirement planning is important at every age, but if you are in your 50s it is especially important. Your runway for adjusting your retirement plan is getting shorter, you have a little more than a decade to make any adjustments. You cannot afford to make any mistakes...

The decision to retire affects your everyday life in many ways, both personally and financially. Your retirement years should be enjoyable, but it’s important to make sure your finances are in order so that you can truly make the most of your newfound freedom.  While y...

Parents are responsible for taking care of their children, and that means emotionally, physically, and financially.  But at what age or milestone in life should an adult child stop getting financial support from mom and dad?  A new survey on financial independence inve...

Marriage counselors hear couples complain about all sorts of problems in their relationship.  However, one of the big things that counselors say many partners struggle to get on the same page about is money.  Financial problems that are not addressed in a marriage can...

Remember the last time you got a promotion, big raise, or bonus.  You had this wonderful plan about how much you would save or use to pay down debt.  Then something happened along the way and after you got that pay raise or financial windfall you cannot figure out wher...

February 27, 2019

Your tax refund may not be enough money to retire on, but it could be the closest thing to an unexpected cash windfall most people will ever experience.  For many people this could be a great opportunity to build up an emergency fund or jump start a retirement account....

  • Over 40% of consumers who take advantage of a balance transfer credit cards do not utilize them correctly to pay off debt and get low or no interest expense during the introductory period, a new study shows.

  • It is important to have a plan with a goal of paying...

December 31, 2018

  • Everyone has something in the "financial junk drawer".  It can be old bank accounts, credit cards that need to be closed, a list of incomplete financial goals, and sometimes some secrets.

  • The one item in your financial junk drawer you are least willing to tal...

December 18, 2018

Here are some year-end financial planning tips for 2018 that you need to review.

Have a family financial meeting 

With many families getting together for the holidays this is a great time to hold a family financial meeting.  It is especially important for adult children...

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