How Long Term Investing Is Like Cooking A Turkey

Be patient and let it simmer! You’ve probably heard of many creative analogies to describe the value of preparing for your retirement by making the right long term investments today. But I’m willing to bet that comparing your long-term financial planning to cooking a turkey is a new one. It’s likely a new, potentially scrumptious, […]

4 Top Benefits of Working With a Financial Advisor

4 Benefits of Working With a Financial Advisor

Some things are just too difficult or stressful to do on our own. Sometimes, what we need is a little boost or a jumpstart to get started on work that will ultimately improve our lives over the long term. It just takes the right motivation to energize ourselves, which is why it pays off when […]

Invest Wisely: A Tale Of Two Retirement Savings Plans

Save for the dream retirement! Every investor putting money aside for their future retirement savings plan must make wise decisions with their finances today. Time is a diminishing asset, and every year that passes by is another year you won’t earn more money to finance your retirement. That’s an unavoidable fact, and you need to […]

How To Create Financial Blueprints For Long Term Investments

Creating a retirement plan that works means making smart money decisions today. You need to decide how much income you’re going to need, how much you can reasonably set aside, and how much your money needs to grow. The goal is to create a long term investment plan that will buy everything you’re going to […]

It Pays To Start Early When Saving For Retirement

It pays to start early when saving for retirement. The sooner you begin the better the outcome because when it comes to retirement, time really is money. Yes, you’re going to receive social security, and it is an important part of everyone’s retirement plan, but you cannot rely on Social Security to take care of […]

Beware These Common Online Scams

Beware These Common Online Scams

Beware these common scams, online scams and otherwise. In addition to new “Corona Cons” pitching bogus cures and treatments for COVID-19, the pandemic has to other types of scams including these. Banking and Financial Online Scams Scammers try to hook you into giving your information so they can set up financial accounts in your name. […]

Before You Invest You Need a Plan

Before you invest you need a plan

Before you invest you need a plan so your investing has focus. Too many think that investing is simply about picking good investments and getting good returns. You won’t know why you’re investing if you don’t have a plan. Now this plan, which should be put together beforehand working closely with your financial advisor, should […]

7 Simple Steps to Organize Your Financial Life

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The first step toward better financial health is getting organized. When you’re organized you avoid missed payments and unnecessary late fees, you start tracking and reducing debt, and embrace opportunities to pursue your saving and investing goals. Organizing your financial life isn’t hard, you just need to get started. This easy-to-use checklist can help. You […]

13 Crucial Social Security Terms You Need to Know

Social Security is an important part of retirement income. WiseBread.com is a consumer oriented financial website I enjoy checking in on.  They do a decent job of being informative without dumbing things down to the point of compromising understanding or being a shill for the Financial Manufacturing and Distribution Industrial Complex. Because I’ve been getting […]

What Does a Financial Advisor Do Anyway?

Is working with a financial advisor worth the cost? It’s a fair question. On-demand, low/no cost financial information and resources are at everyone’s fingertips. Why pay someone for financial advice when you can get it for free? Here are two real-life examples of conversations I have had. These are real questions from real humans. Question […]