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Managing Liabilities with a Smart Insurance Plan

For anyone trying to protect a lifetime of savings while providing for an uncertain future these are probably familiar terms. The notion of needing protection from the impact of a car accident or a fire at home is something most of us learn with the purchase of our first vehicle and house.

How Does Your 529 Plan Stack Up Against the Competition?

If you're one of the millions of parents or grandparents who've invested money in a 529 plan, now may be a good time to see how your plan stacks up against the competition.

What You Need to Know When Buying Life Insurance

At first glance buying life insurance sounds like a straightforward process. For many individuals it involves little more than calling your automotive insurer in response to a letter in the mail offering a “multi-policy” discount or free insurance review.

Retirement Withdrawal Rates

During your working years, you've probably set aside funds in retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s, and other workplace savings plans, as well as in taxable accounts. Your challenge during retirement is to convert those savings into an ongoing income stream that will provide adequate income throughout your retirement years.

Points to Consider If Your Retirement Goal Seems Out of Reach

Each year in its annual Retirement Confidence Survey, the Employee Benefit Research Institute reiterates that goal setting is a key factor influencing overall retirement confidence. But for many, a retirement savings goal that could reach $1 million or more may seem like a daunting, even impossible mountain to climb.

What’s Your Life Insurance Plan?

If you are like many working age adults chances are good that you own some kind of life insurance policy, but the real question isn’t whether or not you are insured; the real question is whether you simply own a life insurance policy versus having a real plan for your family’s life insurance needs.

Don’t Like Where You are Financially? Change Your Behavior

When people decide that they need to eat healthier or lose weight, they know that they have to change their behavior. That’s easier said than done for most, which is why programs like Nutrisystem and Weight Watchers are so popular; because they provide a system for automatically controlling portions and nutrition.

Planning for Long Term Care

As we age, the odds of incurring an injury or major illness that will prevent us from performing simple daily functions increase substantially. Today, one in three people over the age of 65 will require assisted care of some sort. Past age 75 the odds increase to where one in two will need nursing care.

What To Do When You Win the Lottery

If you’re human you couldn’t possibly have avoided thoughts of what you might do if you had won the recent Mega Millions lottery of over $640 million.

Last-Minute Tax Tips

It's that time of year again--tax filing season. And while many taxpayers like to get a head start on filing their returns, there are those of us who always find ourselves scrambling at the last minute to get our tax returns filed on time. Fortunately, even for us procrastinators, there is still time to take advantage of some last-minute tax tips.

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