Student Loan Debt Limiting Careers, Marriage, Home Buying and Retirement, Survey Reveals

Terri Williams | GoodCall.com

reposted from GoodCall.com by: Terri Williams June 8, 2016   Many students pursue a college degree to obtain the necessary skills, education, and training needed to enjoy many of life’s pleasures, such as pursuing a dream job, getting engaged and married, and purchasing a home or new car. However, student loan debt has created a… Read More

Understanding Greece & the European Debt Situation

For the past several weeks, attention has focused on the debt crisis plaguing Greece and the contentious negotiations with its creditors. The situation in Europe is probably affecting your portfolio to some degree right now. But how can the problems of a country so small and so far away create such turmoil in the world’s… Read More

Vacations tend to come with baggage: Credit card debt

USA Today | Anita Balakrishnan

reposted from: USA Today by: Anita Balakrishnan June 29, 2015 Summer is time for a well-earned vacation — except some have earned it more than others. Almost half of people are jetting off without saving enough in advance, according to a new study. Forty-six percent of people said they paid for a vacation by credit… Read More

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Financial Planning – Helping You See the Big Picture

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That’s where financial planning comes in. Financial planning is a process that can help you reach your goals by… Read More

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Teach Your Children Well: Basic Financial Education

Even before your children can count, they already know something about money: it’s what you have to give the ice cream man to get a cone, or put in the slot to ride the rocket ship at the grocery store. So, as soon as your children begin to handle money, start teaching them how to… Read More

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5 Things to Remember When Your Finances are Falling Apart

reposted from U.S. News & World Report by: Geoff WilliamsFebruary 1, 2013 Most personal finance experts will tell you to put money away for a rainy day, but what do they suggest if you’re in the middle of a torrential downpour, just at the point your funds have virtually run out and the roof is leaking?… Read More

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My Money Checklist

Just like your vehicle your finances need continual maintenance. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a simple checklist out there to help keep you on track with your financial maintenance? Well, now there is!! Below is a simple and easy to use “My Money Checklist” with Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual, Two & Five… Read More

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Fixing Social Security

These days, as Congress debates the debt ceiling issue, Social Security is suddenly front page news again.  If you want to see the lighter side of the debate, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAnI6y-xC84&feature=related. The first thing to understand is that there IS a solvency problem with Social Security.  Alice Munnell, Director for the Center for Retirement Research… Read More

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Clean up Your Finances

Springtime is as good of a time to clean up your finances, as well as your home and yard.  One piece that often gets overlooked even after extensive financial and investment planning, is your credit report and score.  These are important pieces of your financial picture that can benefit from occasional monitoring. You are entitled… Read More