Behind on Your Retirement Savings?

What steps could you take to try and catch up? If life has not allowed you to build substantial retirement savings, what possible steps could you take in an effort to improve your retirement prospects? [...]

How Retirement Spending Changes With Time

Once away from work, your cost of living may rise before it falls.  New retirees sometimes worry that they are spending too much, too soon. Should they scale back? Are they at risk of outliving [...]

Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough?

An emergency fund may help alleviate the stress associated with a financial crisis. Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stops washing, and your family ends up [...]

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Increase for 2019

We have some exciting news to report for 2019 for those who are contributing to their retirement accounts!  The IRS recently announced increases to the annual contribution limits to various types of retirement plans for [...]

Debunking a Few Popular Retirement Myths

It seems high time to dispel some of these misconceptions. Generalizations about money and retirement linger. Some have been around for decades, and some new clichés have recently joined their ranks. Let’s examine a few. [...]

Smart Financial Steps After College

A to-do list for the twentysomething.  Did you recently graduate from college? The years after graduation are crucial not only for getting a career underway, but also for planning financial progress. Consider making these money [...]

Managing Student Loan Debt

 A review of some options for federal and private loans.  Are you dealing with student loan debt? Have you explored ways to try and restructure it or have it forgiven? No one wants to carry [...]

How to Avoid Buying a Flood-Damaged Car

Signs that can tip you off. How many cars and trucks were damaged by floodwaters in 2017? Perhaps as many as a million. Some estimates say as many as 500,000 vehicles were waterlogged in the [...]

Good Financial Steps to Take When You Get Married

Good Financial Steps to Take When You Get Married If you’re going to say “I do,” here are some things you might want to do. Are you marrying soon? Have you recently married? As you [...]