Americans gave almost $450 billion to charity in 2019, an increase of 4.2% over the previous year. Individuals accounted for more than two-thirds of this amount, followed by contributions from foundations, bequests, and corporations. Here is a breakdown of the recipients of this generosity, by percentage of total charitable contributions. Source: Giving USA 2020 Schedule … Continue reading Spreading Generosity
When it's time to prepare the next generation for a financial legacy, you might want to bring your family members together to talk about money. But sitting down together isn't easy, because money is a complicated and emotionally charged topic. Rather than risk conflict, your family may prefer to avoid talking about it altogether. If … Continue reading Sharing Your Money Values Can Be Part of Your Legacy
During the holiday shopping season, your credit score is probably the last thing on your mind. But as you start your seasonal spending, remember to use credit wisely so you can start the new year with a healthy credit score. The following tips can help you maintain or potentially improve your credit score throughout the … Continue reading How to Help Maintain a High Credit Score
Unexpected expenses can happen at any time, to any one of us. By establishing an emergency fund, you can keep a mild speed bump from becoming a financial fiasco. Here are 5 simple tips that could help you build up that reserve. Make Saving a Part of Your Financial Routine The best practice is to … Continue reading Avoid Unexpected Debt by Building an Emergency Fund
As we begin to approach the holiday season, planning out your budget can be a big part of getting ready. Between buying gifts for loved ones, holiday decorations, activities and other expenses that come along with the holiday season, you may be looking for ways to save in other areas. Here are some simple tips on how you could help build that holiday reserve by saving on grocery shopping.
If you have kids home learning, here are 5 ways to plan it out and stay on budget:
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed in March 2020 ushered in several measures designed to help IRA and retirement plan account holders cope with financial fallout from the virus. The rules were welcome relief to many people, but left questions about the details unanswered. In late June, the IRS released Notices 2020-50 and 2020-51, which shed light on these outstanding issues.
With unemployment levels rising and many employers cutting work hours, lots of college grads are now struggling to meet their student loan payments.
Four Million Americans are receiving their Economic Impact Payment in the form of a prepaid card-and many are mistaking it for junk mail.
Everything looks different now with the Coronavirus pandemic raging, and Mother’s Day is no exception. You can’t take the family out for pizza or treat mom to a meal at her favorite restaurant, but you can still celebrate. Here are some ways you can make this day special for mom, no matter how far apart … Continue reading How to Celebrate Mother’s Day While in Quarantine