The health of your financial future rides on making good and wise decisions with your money when you are a young adult, but young adults are fairly notorious for making huge money mistakes. At a time when you are likely fresh out of college and getting your adult life on track, it's easy to spend money in ways that really will not matter in the long term. Of course, everyone spends a little unwisely on occasion, but avoiding financial demise means making sure you know how to make conscious spending decisions.
27 February 2018
Whether you are a trust fund baby and set out in life with a lot of money or you work to build your own wealth with time, it is still not uncommon to run into financial problems at some point and be faced with some really tough decisions. There are always things that can take place that greatly affect how much money you have and how you will get by, from a change in employment to a divorce and everything in between.
18 December 2017
If you qualify for Medicare, you also qualify to purchase a Medigap plan or other Medicare supplements. A Medigap plan is a supplemental form of insurance that steps in and helps you pay your coinsurance, deductible, and copayments that you have to pay out-of-pocket for Medicare Part A & B. Your coinsurance, deductible, and copayments can really add up, and Medigap is an affordable way to cover those expenses. However, Medigap plans are not free.
2 November 2017
If your finances are best described as "a mess" and you are struggling to pay bills, then you might be considering filing for bankruptcy. But while filing for bankruptcy may seem like an easy way to hit reset on your financial life, it is a very long and involved process that will negatively impact your credit score for many years. If there is a way you can possibly get your finances in order and avoid bankruptcy, it's usually wise to do so.
25 July 2017
You have a set amount of money deposited into your employer backed 401(k) program every month. In fact, you've done this for more years than you can count and it seems to be working, so you're all good. The reality is that you might be doing yourself a disservice. Getting the most out of your retirement savings plan requires a far greater effort. Make sure you know what to do.
21 February 2017
If you're trying to get a handle on your financial situation, you must have a budget. It's the foundation of all financial planning. Without one, you don't know if you're making more than you spend, if you can really afford a new car, or how much money you can divert to savings. Fortunately, creating a budget is fairly simple; you just have to write down your income and subtract all monthly expenses.
12 July 2016
With how easy it is these days to access the internet, anyone and everyone can trade stocks with the hope of striking it rich in the near future. However, it is also just as easy to trade yourself into debt. First time investors make many common mistakes that are detrimental in the long run. Below is a list of the most common pitfalls to avoid when buying and trading stocks for the first time.
6 April 2016