The Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes You Can Make

Personal Finance

The Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes You Can Make

The Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes You Can Make

Estate planning is a conscious approach to organizing your personal and financial affairs in order to deal with the possibility of mental incapacity and death. The biggest mistakes you can make in estate planning are to plan improperly, or to fail to plan at all. Without the proper estate planning documents to protect your wealth… Read More

The Hard & Easy Ways to Pay for College

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The Hard & Easy Ways to Pay for College

The Hard & Easy Ways to Pay for College

You’ve dreamed of the day your child would go off to college. What you didn’t dream of was the cost. For that, you had nightmares. There are two ways to make college affordable; the hard way and the easy way.  The easy way is to start saving the day your child is born. The hard… Read More

How to Wrap Up Your Money for 2013

Personal Finance

How to Wrap Up Your Money for 2013

How to Wrap Up Your Money for 2013

December is a good time to reflect on all things important: family, friends and money. One can argue that money certainly should not be in the same category as friends and family. However, when it comes to how it impacts our lives, it is quite important. We spend time focusing on how much money we… Read More

5 Holiday Money Mistakes

Personal Finance

5 Holiday Money Mistakes

5 Holiday Money Mistakes

With the holiday season officially upon us, it is easy to overspend. Millions of people will head out in search of the perfect gift for the one they love, meandering aimlessly through every toy and department store, and equipped with nothing more than a list and a credit card. If that sounds all too familiar,… Read More

5 Signs You May Need Professional Money Help

Personal Finance

5 Signs You May Need Professional Money Help

5 Signs You May Need Professional Money Help

Recognizing you may need professional money help is the first step in the right direction towards better financial health.  Sometimes, getting to that first step can be tricky. How do you know if you actually need help?  We all know the basic indicator of too much credit card debt. However, recognizing these additional signs could… Read More

Back-to-School Reminder: Start a 529 Plan

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Back-to-School Reminder: Start a 529 Plan

Back-to-School Reminder: Start a 529 Plan

Notebooks, check. Pencil cases, check. Backpacks, check. 529 plan, whoops, forgot that one. September is a good time to think about all things educational. For those who have 529 plans, increase the monthly contribution. The little extra you contribute will surely add up over the years. For those of you who don’t, or are not… Read More

4 Tips Before You Buy Your Teenager a Car

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4 Tips Before You Buy Your Teenager a Car

4 Tips Before You Buy Your Teenager a Car

Recently, I was outside and couldn’t help but notice, across the street, a group of teens gawking over a brand new 2013 white Honda Accord in the driveway.  The oldest teen said proudly, “I got a 92 on my learner’s permit test and my father surprised me with a new car.” We live in an… Read More

How Much Are You Spending on Junk?

Personal Finance

How Much Are You Spending on Junk?

How Much Are You Spending on Junk?

In America, we spend more money on consumer goods than any other country on the planet. Somewhere along the way, we’ve pinned our happiness on stuff; the unhealthy, the unnecessary, and the unimportant — aka junk. So do you know how much you’re spending on junk? Unhealthy Junk If it doesn’t come from the ground,… Read More

Engaged? You Might Need Money Therapy

Personal Finance

Engaged? You Might Need Money Therapy

Engaged? You Might Need Money Therapy

Wedding plans aside, prior to getting married, the biggest money decisions some couples make together is ‘who is going to pay for dinner’ or ‘can we afford a romantic getaway to Aruba?’ Studies have shown that money is the number one reason married couples argue, and often the main reason couples head to divorce court…. Read More

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