Saving money is a big goal for all of us. So in a single-parent family, when one parent bears the responsibility of raising kids and making financial ends meet, saving for something like your own retirement might be further down the priority list compared to your other financial goals.
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.
Deciding to start a family is one of the most exciting and life-changing decisions a couple can make. All too often, couples get caught up in the rush to decorate and stock up on baby supplies at the expense of prioritizing essential financial planning considerations.
As you’ve probably noticed, financial wellness is all the rage. According to one survey, about 90 percent of large and mid-sized companies are now offering financial wellness programs as an employee benefit. But what exactly is “financial wellness,” and are you financially well?
Assuming that there is no change in a person's spending or professional income and assuming that they are spending less than they earn and doing something productive with it, then over a long period of time a person's net worth should start to accelerate. But what if it doesn't? Take a look a this case example to learn more.