retirement planning

3 Ways to Do Retirement Planning the Right Way

Retirement planning can sound so ominous, sort of like preparing for death. However, it’s something we all need to look at regardless of the type of retirement we want – whether that be early retirement or a more traditional retirement scenario. The last … [Read More...]

Investing

Target Fund

Is a Target Fund for you? Pros and Cons

Target Funds aka Target Retirement Funds or Target Date Funds are slowly becoming the most popular retirement fund, and soon most 401(k)'s will be full of them. Pensions no longer dominate retirement talk and target funds are the latest hot item to hit the … [Read More...]

Infographics

What We Owe and What We Spend Infographic

How The Average American Spends Their Money [Infographic]

This week's infographic may take a tilt of the head at first to read, but don't fret. It gets much easier to read and understand after the intro paragraphs. It's a great visual guide to what we owe and where we spend our money--or at least how the "average … [Read More...]

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Should You Ever Buy Rental Property Sight Unseen?

When you are making a large purchase, such as a home or a car, most experts agree that it would be absurd to do so without looking it over yourself or hiring it done to make sure you are getting what you are paying for. If you are buying a home specifically, … [Read More]

Finance apps

Improve Financial Health Through Mobile Apps

In year 2017 we find that more and more information and resources are available to us at the touch of a button. Want to know how to make guacamole? Google a recipe and find a cooking video on YouTube. Interested in finding a soulmate? Swipe right on Tinder. … [Read More]

technology-career

How to Start the Next Facebook and Make Billions (Kind-of)

Okay, so no one is going to give you a direct path to billions (or they would likely take their advice themselves!) Regardless, technology can be a very attractive career path for many young adults, but what does it take to set oneself up for a career in the … [Read More]

Into the fire

Career in Public Service: Worth the Risk?

Many youngsters grow up dreaming to become police officers and fire fighters, mayors, teachers, etc. and it is for good reason. These careers allow one to join a good cause and truly be a hero in their communities. Risking ones life is a noble task, but what … [Read More]

career-options

Career Options: Make the Right Life Choices For You

With so many career options available in today’s economy it can be an overwhelming task of where to start choosing. Further, in order to compete in today’s extremely competitive employment market-place, one needs to plan their chosen career path likely well in … [Read More]

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Retirement Investment Trends

Saving for retirement is a perennially popular finance topic, and for good reason. The majority of American workers agree that saving for retirement should be a priority, but their actions are usually different than their stated priorities. The National … [Read More]