19 April 2022
Dividing up your estate among heirs, especially close family like children or grandchildren, is a challenge for many Americans. The most common approach when doing their legacy planning is to leave equal amounts to groups of relatives or siblings. But is this always the best approach? In fact, you may want to consider the benefits of striving for equitable distribution rather than equal division. Here's what this means and why it can be a good choice for families.
24 January 2022
Should you join the growing group of Americans who form the FIRE movement? FIRE — short for Financial Independence, Retire Early — can be a route to freedom from the 9 to 5 routine and more enjoyment. But it's not for everyone. To help you decide about becoming a FIRE advocate, here are some pros and cons of this retirement planning method. The Pros of FIRE Certainly, the biggest reason to follow the FIRE movement is to gain the financial independence that allows you to decide when to leave your full-time job.
17 November 2021
Early retirement is something that many Americans dream of being able to accomplish. If your goal is to turn this dream into a reality in your own future, though, you must face some of the unique financial penalties that come with the territory. What are some of these possible penalties and how can you beat them? Here's what you need to know. 1. Early Withdrawal If you want to retire before age 59 1/2, any withdrawals from 401(k) plans will be subject to a 10% penalty.
15 September 2021
Do you have questions about your finances, retirement planning, or budget? If so, have you considered hiring a financial consultant to help you with these things? A financial consultant can answer your questions about these things and provide advice and strategies to help you succeed financially. Here are some of the things a consultant can help you with. Develop a New Mindset About Spending Some people struggle with their finances due to their spending habits.
20 July 2021
When you've accumulated enough money to invest, you'll probably wonder whether you should go it alone or work with investment advisors. Indeed, you're putting a lot of money on the line, and you need a professional to guide you through the intricate tax, investing strategies, planning, and securities options. When you identify a seasoned advisor, they'll assess your financial capacity and get you closer to your investment goals. Often, making an investment decision comes with emotions.
14 May 2021
Small business owners take on a lot of responsibility every day. When your expertise lies within your company's industry, that can leave you struggling to deal with many of the other tasks that come with business operation. The good news is that there are ways to simplify things without having to expand your business faster than you're ready for. One such option is to invest in payroll services. Here's a look at why even small businesses can benefit from working with a payroll service provider.
5 March 2021
Does your employer offer a 401k? While many do, there are still many who do not. If you do not have access to a 401k at your job, where should you invest your money for retirement? Some people do not save money for retirement, and they might end up without any cash to use when they finally stop working. Others, though, find alternative ways to invest for retirement. If you need some help with this, talk to a financial advisor.
7 December 2020
When you get divorced, a lot of things in your life change. While dealing with change is not easy, one thing that must be taken care of in a time like this is your finances. In fact, when you go through a big chance like this or a significant tragedy in your life, you need to sit down and take a close look at your finances and assets to see how they line up.
9 September 2020
Retirement planning is something many young people do not consider. Many people think that retirement planning is something you should not worry about until you actually near retirement. It is important to consider your future at any stage in your life, whether you are just entering the workforce or you are thinking about leaving it. If you are thinking about retirement, you might wonder what you can do today to plan.
30 July 2020
If you want to retire without a lot of stress someday, you need to make sure you are managing your wealth now. Wealth management is a lifelong learning process, and if you do it right, you will end up with more money than you started with by growing your investments. Being able to grow your money through your investments allows you to build wealth without having to work for every penny.