Retirement plan
Saving is important, but spending is just so darn fun. Proper planning for your future, regardless of your age, may require an increased focus on saving more so that you…
Not Saving Enough? Analyze Your Spending Habits
Managing your personal finances can be a hassle…at least it has been for me in the past. Developing and sticking to a weekly or monthly budget can be difficult, or…
4 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund Wisely [INFOGRAPHIC]
Tax time may not actually be ‘fun,’ but once the process of filling out all those forms is completed, dotting the Is and crossing the Ts, many of us have…
Thinking About Early Retirement? A Few Things to Consider
Early retirement isn’t for everyone. But for those who do dream of it, it’s an idea that sounds very enticing. If you’re thinking that you’d rather not spend your sunset…
Debt Counseling: How it Can Help You
If you’re among the millions of Americans struggling with consumer debt, a debt counselor may be able to help you get your finances back on track. Dafne Torres, director of…
The Road to a Happy Retirement
Ask any two people what a happy retirement looks like and you’re likely to get two very different answers. “Golfing every day and reading presidential memoirs,” one person might say,…
Living Longer: Men Are Closing the Gender Longevity Gap
Men planning for retirement may want to take a second look at the size of their portfolios. According to a recent study released by the Institute of Health Metrics and…
Financial Security Tips for Single Retirees
Single retirees don’t have it easy. The cost of living for single retirees is 40 to 50 percent higher than that of retired married couples, according to a recent report…
Does Birth Order Affect Financial Decisions?
Does birth order affect your personal finances? According to Derrick Kinney, an Ameriprise Financial Advisor, your birth order position as the eldest, youngest, middle or only child may impact your…
Don’t Let Your Emotions Get the Best of Your Finances
Confusion, fear and an inability to stay grounded often drive people to do dumb things with their money, says Carl Richards, author of the New York Times Bucks Blog and…