Planning for significant life transitions is central to financial planning. As recent first-time parents, we can say with confidence that there may be no greater transition in life than starting a family.
Financial literacy is essential for daily life. And yet, many parents are intimidated to talk about money with their children, while others may be eager to cover basic concepts but aren’t sure when or where to begin.
As the markets change, the value of each security in your portfolio will increase or decrease at a different rate of return; changing the overall weightings of your investments. Periodic reviews of your investment portfolio help keep your retirement strategy on track.
If saving money were a total breeze, perhaps people would do a better job of it. Unfortunately, a large percentage of Americans are glaringly behind on both near-term savings and retirement savings. If you've been slacking on the savings front, or have been making an earnest effort to save but find that you're still falling short, you're not alone.