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News of rising interest rates has been hard to miss, but if the economic jargon makes you anxious or you’re trying to ignore the topic altogether, you may have overlooked the impact this could have on your investments. We’ve pulled together a few basic points to help you feel more confident in the current economic environment.
What happens if you die without a will in place? Who decides where your assets go, and more importantly, who cares for your children? Without a will, these decisions are left up to the state…and you might not like their choices. Drafting a will enables you to clearly articulate your wishes for the disposition of your estate, as well as the care of your children, ensuring your final wishes are carried out. Read on for our tips on creating your will.
You’ve planned your dream vacation, but be sure it doesn’t turn into a financial nightmare! With a bit of planning ahead of time, you can ensure your finances are squared away for your trip and avoid any unnecessary interruptions to your cash flow. Read on for our best tips on protecting your money while traveling abroad.
If you’re retired or planning to be soon, a Continuing Care Retirement Community might be a good option for you. Continued independence with the added bonus of on-site medical care, maintenance-free living and amenities galore can be a draw for many retirees. But it’s important to understand your options and the associated cost – all those amenities can come with a hefty price tag! Be sure you understand your options: Read on for all the details.
A company’s annual performance can affect the stock market – but you might not have considered that how companies spend cash to benefit their shareholders can do just the same. We explore the ways companies routinely spend their cash to benefit shareholders, and what effect each of those ways has on the stock market.
As part of the tax law changes enacted earlier this year, the rules regarding Roth accounts have also been updated. Be sure you understand the new Roth rules and how they could impact you and your wallet.
With so much talk about the imposed tariffs on China, potential trade wars, and possible retaliatory tariffs on the U.S., it’s hard to know what to believe. Are we really headed for a trade war? Read on to better understand the pros and cons of the tariffs game.
Buying a car and keeping it for seven to ten years or longer will generally provide a better financial result than leasing. However, if your personal preference is to lease, then be a smart consumer.
Are you self-employed and saving for retirement? Are you sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck with the retirement vehicle you’ve chosen? If you meet certain requirements, a Solo 401(k) could be right for you – allowing you to save more for your future retirement and receive a larger income tax deduction today! Read on to discover the benefits a Solo 401(k) could bring to you now and in the future.
It’s a hot seller’s market right now – and that could mean more cash in your pocket if you’re looking to sell your house. But not so fast! Before you make that leap and list your home, be sure you fully understand the tax implications of selling your house for a greater profit. Read on to discover how to uncover what your tax liability will be when you sell your home.
Do you know what you’re paying for when you purchase a bond? Most people would say, “Of course - the bond.” But there are fees, similar to a mark-up, built into the bond price. The good news is those costs are now required to be disclosed to the purchaser. Why does this matter? If you know what you’re paying for, you’ll be able to make better-informed decisions on your bond purchases.
It’s time for spring cleaning, and that means tidying up your personal finances! While most think of spring cleaning as straightening up the house and yard, your finances need a regular once-over as well. Our four-point checklist should get you well on your way to spic-and-span finances!