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.
Managing finances properly takes planning and commitment, but sometimes we need an extra push to really cut costs. If you’re drowning in debt or struggling with living paycheck to paycheck, you might be in need of a drastic change.
Understanding the basics of investing is important, especially during market volatility. It's important to understand your strategy and remember that investing is for the long run. Read more on understanding the basics of investing and why sticking to your plan is important.
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.
Having life insurance when you’re a caregiver can be a beneficial piece of long-term planning when it comes to the anticipated continued care of your loved one with special needs. Giving them the care and support they deserve is a lifelong commitment, so putting some safety nets in place can be that much more important — and complex.