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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 with retirement, but that’s all you know. It’s important to know the different options for saving for retirement so that you can get the...

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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 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...

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to…

The Sandwich Generation: Juggling Family Responsibilities

At a time when your career is reaching a peak and you are looking ahead to your own retirement, you…

How to Give Wisely and Well

Giving to charity has never been easier. You can donate the old-fashioned way–by mail–but you can also donate online, by…

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

According to industry experts, most people don’t have enough life insurance. LIMRA, which keeps close tabs on the industry, recently…

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence, potentially undermining our outlook during those years. Indeed,…

Why Does the Stock Market Drop When the Fed Raises Rates?

There’s a great deal of conversation happening now about the Federal Reserve’s intention to raise interest rates. If you’ve heard…

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Pursuing your retirement dreams is challenging enough without making some common, and very avoidable, mistakes. Here are eight big mistakes…