- Building an Emergency Fund
- How Much Will You Spend When You Retire?
- Do Our Attitudes About Money Help or Hurt Us?
- Saving $1 Million for Retirement
- Self-Employed? What’s Your Retirement Plan?
- Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
- Are Millennial Women Saving Enough?
- Consequences of Not Saving for Retirement
- Keep Calm, Stay Invested
- Beware of Emotions Affecting Your Money Decisions
- What Are Catch‐Up Contributions Really Worth?
- Moving Into a Nursing Home Facility
- Should You Change Jobs or Stay the Course?
- Retirement Blindspots
- Sometimes the Pundits Get It Wrong
- The Things Most Likely to Kill Us
Building an Emergency Fund Everyone should aim to have a cash reserve. We all would love to have a little extra cash on hand for emergencies. Saving up that cash can be a challenge – but with a little effort, that challenge can be met. Imagine a 30-year-old couple with no real savings. […]
How Much Will You Spend When You Retire? Will you have enough money to make ends meet? You may have heard that people spend less once they are retired. Statistically, that is true. The question is whether a retiree has enough income to meet his or her expenses. Ideally, retirees should be able […]
Do Our Attitudes About Money Help or Hurt Us? We may need to change them to better our financial prospects. Our relationship with money is complex & emotional. When we pay a bill, go to the mall, trade in a car for a new one, hunt for a home or apartment, or pass someone […]
Saving $1 Million for Retirement How can you plan to do it? What kind of financial commitment will it take? How many of us will retire with $1 million or more in savings? More of us ought to – in fact, more of us may need to, given inflation and the rising […]
Should the Self-Employed Plan to Work Past 65? Some solopreneurs think they will “work forever,” but that perception may be flawed. About 20% of Americans aged 65-74 are still working. A 2016 Pew Research Center study put the precise figure at 18.8%, and Pew estimates that it will reach 31.9% in 2022. That estimate […]
Key Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid Too many people make these common errors. Many affluent professionals and business owners put estate planning on hold. Only the courts and lawyers stand to benefit from their procrastination. While inaction is the biggest estate planning error, several other major mistakes can occur. The following blunders can lead […]
Are Millennial Women Saving Enough for Retirement? The available data is more encouraging than discouraging. Women 35 and younger are often hard-pressed to save money. Student loans may be outstanding; young children may need to be clothed, fed, and cared for; and rent or home loan payments may need to be made. With all […]
The Rough Consequences of Not Saving for Retirement Do you really want to risk facing these potential outcomes? Saving for retirement may seem a thankless task. But you may be thanking yourself later. Putting away a percentage of one’s income, money that could be used for any number of bills or luxuries, is […]
Keep Calm, Stay Invested Expect more volatility, but avoid letting the headlines alter your plans. Recent headlines have disturbed what was an unusually calm stock market. The political uproar in Washington may continue for weeks or months, and it could mean significant, ongoing turbulence for Wall Street. As an investor, a retirement saver, how […]
Beware of Emotions Affecting Your Money Decisions Today’s impulsive moves could breed tomorrow’s regrets. When emotions and money intersect, the effects can be financially injurious. Emotions can cause us to overreact – or not act at all when we should. Think of the investors who always respond to sudden Wall Street volatility. That emotional […]