Whether you’re 23 or 35, it’s important to know whether you are saving enough for your retirement. There is no time like the present to ensure you are allocating enough funds to your retirement account. With folks routinely living into their 80s and 90s, it’s more important than ever to ensure your money lasts your
It can be difficult, but not impossible, to save for retirement while paying down your credit card bills and student loans. Even small steps now can make a big difference later. You might think it’s best to pay off debt first. But this will cut you off from the power of compound interest. If at
The rise of mobile pay and what it might mean for your personal finances. The growth of mobile payments has far outpaced that of credit cards, making a cashless society much more likely in the near future. Here’s what to expect as this phenomenon starts to snowball. Faster Checkouts. It doesn’t matter where you shop,
College can seem costly, but with an early start and prudent planning, it can be reasonably affordable. Here are some options to start saving for your child’s college costs right now. The amount you’ll need to save depends on the college your child attends and the financial aid offered to you. The trick is to
Financial mistakes can occur throughout your lifetime. Whether you’re in your 40s, 50s or 60s, it’s important to be aware of financial pitfalls to avoid. Planning is the best way to avoid financial mistakes, and those plans should be responsive to your current age and future needs. The double-squeeze afflicts 40-somethings. People in their 40s
Your investment strategy and estate plan should keep pace as your views evolve. Time changes our perspective on many things, including our finances. Perhaps you used to think that money would solve all your problems, or that you didn’t want to spend your time and energy thinking about your finances. You’ve lived, and you’ve learned.
It’s a great time to take stock of your career. It was once unthinkable to stray from your primary career before you retired, but that’s no longer the case. A career change in your 40s is a great way to redeploy all the business and interpersonal skills you’ve accumulated over the previous decades. The trick
Your insurance at mid-life: Gauging if you are underinsured. Life comes with all sorts of curveballs. Sometimes, they’re easily overcome and even end up being positive experiences. But every now and then, something unexpectedly serious can happen. When was the last time you assessed your insurance coverage? It may be time to reevaluate your needs.
Know your options for transferring assets. Some wealthy individuals begin or revisit their estate planning in response to a life event; others do so when their business or career changes. In either case, some key questions need to be asked. What assets are most vital to protect, and how are they titled? In pursuit of