While many in the LGBTQ+ community do extremely well for themselves, a large number struggle for basic things like housing and food. Wherever you stand – it is important to be proactive and take steps to make smarter financial decisions.
Most of us could improve our financial lives and could use a little help. Saving for retirement is no different. Gone are the days of secured retirement as more employers are phasing out of traditional pensions and replacing with the 401(k).1
Of all of the stages in life, this one uniquely belongs to you. Now it’s your time to shine, refine and align your vision so you can feel good about retiring.
Can you believe over 52 million Americans have over 4 trillion dollars invested in 401(k) accounts? While most understand the mechanics behind the 401(k) – allowing workers to save and invest a portion of their paycheck before taxes are taken out – many are not aware that there are things to think about regarding maximizing your account’s financial security.
When you are healthy and moving along in your life, you often don’t think what could happen – if something were to happen to you. No one expects an illness or an accident to occur, but when it does – how long could you continue paying your bills without exhausting your assets or going into substantial debt?
Yes, it’s true: spending money is fun. Buying a new TV, treating yourself to a massage, taking a vacation—all of these things can feel, well, awesome. Especially when you’re rewarding yourself for the hard work you do. But going into debt to be good to yourself? That takes a little of the shine off the experience, doesn’t it? Fortunately, it’s possible to enjoy life and manage debt, at the same time!
Opening a new credit card can increase your credit score, provide you with extra perks and rewards, decrease your interest rates, and give you a back-up in case of financial emergencies.
So what really counts as an emergency? When life catches you off guard, ask yourself if the expense is really unexpected, necessary or urgent before dipping into your emergency savings fund
Life insurance can help you manage what’s unpredictable while you save for your future and after you retire. And depending on your personal situation, there are ways to use life insurance that you may not have considered.
Living to be 80 or 90 years old was once considered an anomaly.