Published: October 12, 2021
The joy of shouting to your friends over the roar of a crowded bar, the giddiness of seeing the world rushing by below you from the seat of an airplane, the weirdly constricting sensation of wearing pants that aren't elastic - the summer of 2021 brought back many experiences we had forgone during the past year and a half of the pandemic. But this push to re-create a world that felt something like "normal" may have brought back another familiar feeling: the anxiety of racking up debt.
Published: September 17, 2021
Forget the daily $5 latte as an already timeworn example of less than mindful spending. One financial advisor had a client spending some $3,000 a month on sushi - without realizing it. The advisor convinced his client to track a month's worth of spending and both of them were surprised by the results.
Published: September 15, 2021
Staying home for months on end has taken a toll on everyone, but it can also take a toll on your tax return. Here are five unexpected ways the pandemic could affect your taxes - and what tax pros say you can do about it.
Published: September 7, 2021
Often it's the little things in life that can make the biggest difference. That's true when it comes to saving for retirement. Putting just 1% more into a tax-advantaged retirement account like a 401(k), 403(b), or an IRA could make a noticeable difference in your lifestyle in retirement. Whether you choose to make Roth or traditional contributions, the benefits of saving just a little more now can pay off later.
Published: August 31, 2021
In this article, we'll cover the most common numbers you'll see in the car-buying process, including what to focus on. And while price is a very important number, knowing what kind of buying experience you want can help set your expectations from the start. Here are three tips to help you have a smooth experience from shopping to purchase.
Published: August 25, 2021
Whatever the size of your nest egg, retirement will likely mean big changes in your financial life. Sources of income can shift, as can expenses. Financial priorities often change as well as you move from saving for retirement to generating income from your hard-earned retirement savings.