You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.Read More
Do you follow a budget? Need some help to get started?
No, budgets are not attractive, fun or exciting in any way shape or form. They are, however, the necessary evil that can assist in getting you and your family’s spending and saving habits back on track. It’s difficult to understand why more individuals don’t already adhere to a budget, what with the economic crisis and unemployment still looming above us. It would seem that the majority of individuals without a budget either don’t think they need one, are unaware of its benefits, or simply don’t like discussing or even thinking about their financial situation.
The unfortunate part about that last point is the fact that implementing a personal or family budget can help dig those individuals out of the financial holes they’ve already put themselves in. And the best part? It’s ridiculously easy to do. From writing everything down on your own to downloading or purchasing budget software, technology has made it extremely simple to execute.
The first step ...Read More
Addressing the potential threat of long-term care expenses may be one of the biggest financial challenges for individuals who are developing a retirement strategy.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70% of people over age 65 can expect to need long-term care services at some point in their lives.¹ So understanding the various types of long-term care services – and what those services cost – is critical as you consider your retirement approach.Read More