As people move through different stages of life, there are new financial opportunities and potential pitfalls around every corner. Here are common money mistakes to watch out for at every age. Your 20s & 30s Being financially illiterate. By learning as much as you can about saving, budgeting, and investing now, you could benefit from it … Continue reading Watch Out for These Financial Pitfalls in the New Year
Here we are at the start of 2021 and along with the new year, comes resolutions. Commonly New Year's resolutions involve exercise or a healthier diet, but it's also important to consider some financial resolutions. Here's some tips to get you started. Be mindful of your spending The quickest way for your expenses to get … Continue reading Financial Resolutions for the New Year
Financial fraud can happen any time of the year, but experts say the highest percentage of suspected fraudulent transactions occur during the holiday shopping season. Here are some things to look our for to help keep you and your finances safe. "Failed" Package Delivery If you receive an email with the subject line reading “USPS Failed … Continue reading Holiday Fraud Prevention Tips
In early 2020, 61% of U.S. workers surveyed said that retirement planning makes them feel stressed.1 Investor confidence was continually tested as the year wore on, and it's likely that this percentage rose — perhaps even substantially. If you find yourself among those feeling stressed heading into the new year, these tips may help you focus … Continue reading Five Tips to Regain Your Retirement Savings Focus in 2021
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
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.
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