New Year’s Resolutions

The champagne has bubbled, the ball has dropped, and New Year’s resolutions have been made. This year add finances to the list. New year, new financial goals. Make 2020 the year you proactively improve your finances. Here are five financial resolutions that will help you get on track to better money habits. Feeling charitable? Learn …

The SECURE Act. Ready or not, here it comes

It’s been a long time coming but Congress just passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. President Trump signed the bill on Friday, December 20, 2019 as part of the government’s spending bill and it took effect January 1, 2020. So how will the SECURE Act effect your retirement savings? Below …

How to prioritize your holiday spending

The holiday season has begun, and it’s time for gifting and giving. By creating a list for your budget, you can avoid getting wrapped up in holiday expenses. Being realistic around this time of the year is a great start for your finances. Prioritize how you are going to give back and how you want …

Securing your family’s financial future

There are so many factors that come into play when planning for your financial future as an individual. You may choose to join your life with someone else and possibly go on to grow your family. Creating and maintaining a financial plan with loved ones in mind can be quite intricate and involved. As a …

Credit score: .25% could cost you thousands

Many people don’t understand the value of a good credit score. It’s more than the prestige of having a high number. It’s your ability to get a car loan, an established credit card and borrow when you’re ready to buy a home. As a consumer and an investor, you want to have access to credit …

A better cash strategy

Cash in with a better cash strategy, earn higher interest Do your bank deposits still earn next to nothing? They shouldn’t be, and you don’t have to take it anymore. I know that banks haven’t paid much in interest since the last financial crisis, but times have changed. Your accounts should be yielding something closer …

Retirement: not saving enough isn’t your only concern

You know when you want to retire and you’re laser-focused on saving to get there. However, retirement planning isn’t JUST about saving enough money. There are other factors you need to consider. Otherwise, it won’t matter how much you save if you don’t plan properly. The unexpected You may have already jotted down what you …

How to pay down debt, pursue financial freedom

The first step in pursuing financial freedom is getting your financial house in order and the first room to tackle is debt. Oftentimes with debt, you get very unfavorable interest rates. Credit card companies charge so much that it’s virtually impossible to make more money anywhere else. I can’t remember a situation where the first …