How to address retirement savings that aren’t stacking up. No matter your age or background, saving for retirement is a common concern. Will yours be the storybook future, one spent sampling wines in the Napa Valley and golfing the world’s iconic links? Or will it be far more mundane and perhaps stressful, as you dutifully
A volatile year in the financial markets can create opportunities for reducing your taxable income. Many investors use the closing months of the year to review their portfolios and assess their winning and losing investments. It’s also a good time to do tax planning for the upcoming filing season; decisions you make before year-end can
You or someone you love may need long-term care at some point in your life. Planning ahead can help ease your concerns about the cost of care. When people hear “long-term care”, they often think of a nursing home. But there are a broad range of health services and providers that fall under the long-term
A 401(k) account is one of the most valuable tools for saving and planning for retirement. Many plans offer features that can help you set aside more of the money you earn for retirement and grow wealth for your financial future. If you’re able to save the maximum amount available, you should. Here are a
August 14 is Financial Awareness Day. It’s a good time to brush up on the principles of financial planning— budgeting, managing debt, saving and investing. Being financially literate means you have the wherewithal to make financial decisions with confidence. There are many resources—web sites, magazines, books and more—that dispense financial knowledge for your learning pleasure.
Early withdrawals from retirement accounts are not only costly, but they can also disrupt your financial future. Think about the long-term consequences before you tap your 401(k) for an emergency expense. Your 401(k) account is designed to help you build a nest egg for retirement, but you may tap it for other purposes. If you’re
Keeping an eye on your financial health during a divorce is essential. This article outlines some important topics to consider how divorce may affect your finances. Divorce can be a complicated and challenging process in which details are easily overlooked. Protecting your financial health during this time is crucial, and no one should enter this
Attempting to pinpoint market highs and lows may result in lower returns for investors. “Market timing” is the strategy of trying to predict when stock prices will rise and fall and attempting to buy low and sell high. While this seems to make sense in theory, it’s extremely difficult to pull off successfully. Trying to