Category Financial Decisions

FINANCIAL ADVISOR WARNING SIGNS (AS REPORTED BY LIZ FRAZIER PECK ON WWW.FORBES.COM)

Financial advisors traditionally serve the wealthier among us, who are historically more proactive with their money, because they have more of it. But these industry professionals can be a good idea for anyone looking to make smarter financial decisions, and can benefit people across the income spectrum. But only if you hire the right ones. […]

YOUR RETIREMENT VS. YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION (AS REPORTED BY NANCY L. ANDERSON ON WWW.FORBES.COM)

If someone were to ask you this question, “Which is more important, saving for your own retirement or saving for your newborn’s college education,” how would you answer? If you’re like most people, you would prioritize your child’s education, putting their needs before your own. Makes sense, right? That is the essence of good parenting. […]

GIVE YOURSELF A RAISE (AS REPORTED BY HOLLY JOHNSON ON WWW.THESIMPLEDOLLAR.COM)

Growing one’s wealth comes from following two simple pieces of advice: earn more and spend less. Easier said than done, sure. But still true. Earning more can come from a raise or a promotion, most commonly. But there’s nothing saying that you can’t take it on yourself to earn more when that raise isn’t coming. […]

Expenses Drop in Retirement (as reported by www.freemoneyfinance.com)

As one gets closer to retirement, it can be a little scary trying to figure out how to pay for all of life’s expenses without an income for the first time in your life. But do remember that there are a number of expenses that will go down dramatically, or disappear completely, in retirement. For […]

Rethinking Stocks for Your Retirement (as reported by Walter Updegrave on money.cnn.com)

Warren Buffett, one of the world’s most widely respected investors, recommends that those saving for retirement invest 90% of their nest egg in stocks and 10% in short term government bonds. But depending on your tolerance for risk, and how close you are to retirement age, that may be a little too risky for most […]

10 Common Financial Mistakes (as reported by Tracie Fobes on blog.credit.com)

There are many financial decisions that we as Americans make throughout our lives. Some are big, like buying a house or opening a new retirement account. Some are small, like trips to the grocery store. Often, there are financial mistakes that we make because we don’t have the right knowledge or fail to pay attention […]

Finance and Marriage (as reported by Michael Chamberlain on www.forbes.com)

Marriage is a defining moment in one’s life. It is also a time, though most people choose to believe otherwise, when personal finances take on even greater importance. The reason why is that two people with two separate financial situations and views are now joining together. The most important thing couples can do before they […]