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Financial Planning for Women: Learning Where to Start

Amy Corcoran graduated from college two years ago. At 23 years old, she is ready to invest for her future, but doesn’t know where to start.

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I’m Confused — What the Heck is a 401(k), IRA, and Roth?

Roth—401(k)—IRA—oh my! What do all these numbers and letters mean anyway? Perhaps you know that they have something to do...

Student Loans and Marriage: Good Communication Helped Us Tackle Massive Debt

My wife, Tori, and I started dating about a decade ago. Little did we know then that we would face...

The ABCs of RMDs

One of the most daunting financial aspects of retirement, especially for people who have been diligent savers throughout their working...

The Perils of Emotions in Investing

In many ways, emotions are life’s seasoning; they spice up what might be somewhat bland or dull. Like spice, they...

How to Dig Yourself Out of Debt

Debt: the deep hole that seems so effortless to dig but impossible to climb out from. With every new credit...

This Year Resolve to be Realistic in Your Financial Resolutions

Anyone who goes to the gym knows the pain of searching for a spot in the parking lot at the…

Get to Know the Stangier Wealth Management Firm

In our experience, many people meet with us after a significant change in their life, positive or negative. While others...

Budgeting for Charitable Giving Can Increase Your Happiness

Tithing, or giving 10 percent of one’s income or crops to a religious entity, is an ancient practice. In fact,

4 Tips for Deducting Charitable Donations from Your Taxes

It can be a stretch for households to donate to the less fortunate during the holiday season, but as the…

Seven Questions to Ask Before Investing

We have all heard of the seven deadly sins, things that you should never do or you risk the harshest...

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Most Americans know the fundamentals of good health: exercise, proper diet, sufficient sleep, regular check-ups and no smoking or excessive...

A Decision Not Made Is Still A Decision

Whether through inertia or trepidation, investors who put off important investment decisions might consider the admonition offered by motivational speaker...