• Time to Review Social Security Filing Strategies

    Published Monday, November 23, 2015

    In early November, Congress and President Obama signed into law the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” that will change the strategies some retirees will use when filing for Social Security benefits.

  • Piggy Banks: Fun Teaching Tool

    Published Sunday, November 1, 2015

    Piggy banks are not just a toy in which kids deposit their money. They are a valuable tool for teaching numerous life-long concepts about money management. Beginning at the age of 4, children can learn basic financial concepts to lay the foundation for making good financial decisions for their future. Piggy Banks can be used in the home to help teach more»
  • The ABCs of IRAs

    Published Saturday, August 1, 2015

    The ABCs of IRAs If you want to retire someday, and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle when you do, consider opening an individual retirement account (IRA) now. There are several types of IRAs but the two most common are traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. Both offer excellent tax advantages, as well as the benefit of compounding interest on the money you more»
  • Health Savings Accounts

    Published Monday, June 1, 2015

    With all of the recent changes to healthcare coverage and insurance plans over the past couple of years, most people have been affected by the new rules and regulations in one way or another. For many, increased monthly premiums and co-pay amounts or high annual deductibles are the result of these new healthcare guidelines. While there certainly are more»
  • What else are you paying when you pay your mortgage?

    Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    If you have a mortgage, it’s most likely the largest payment you make every month. But have you every stopped to think about the costs that make up that monthly mortgage payment? Sure, a portion of what you pay goes toward the principal, or the actual amount you’ve borrowed, as well as the interest you’re paying on the principal. But if more»
  • Saving Smart. Starting Early.

    Published Monday, January 5, 2015

    For most young adults between the ages of 20 and 35, saving for retirement is not a priority. In fact, one particular study found that 55 percent of Generation Y individuals (those born between 1980 and 2000) have not even started a retirement savings plan yet. Even more said they simply haven’t given it any thought. Whether it’s because of low more»
  • Dreaming of a debt-free Christmas?

    Published Friday, December 5, 2014

    Ever wondered if you could spread holiday cheer without accumulating a pile of debt? It’s not easy, and it does require more than just believing in miracles, but it certainly can be done. Giving the perfect gift to everyone on your list without going into debt takes thoughtful planning, a bit of creativity, and a good amount of discipline. Here are more»
  • Understanding the Basics of Investing

    Published Thursday, November 6, 2014

    If you’re in the beginning stages of thinking about how to invest, what to invest, where to invest and when to invest, you’re probably a little overwhelmed. That’s perfectly normal. There are a lot of options when it comes to using your money to increase your wealth. First, before discussing those options, it’s important to more»
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