What Do I Do With All of This Money?

What Do I Do With All of This Money?

Here’s a scenario for you: You pick up what appears to be a lottery ticket. You check the numbers for a laugh and discover a winning combination, offering you millions of dollars in prize money. What are the chances of that? The next day, you get a call from a lawyer....
Financial Strategies for Young Families

Financial Strategies for Young Families

The hardest part is getting started. Even though more than half of U.S. households have some form of investment in the stock market, many new parents may still find that creating a financial strategy is the last thing on their minds. And who can blame them? After all,...
To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

Many Americans have taken steps in recent years to protect their personal information, but savvy cybercrooks have overcome some of those defenses. A 2018 Javelin Research report found identity theft hit an all-time high in 2017, affecting an estimated 16.7 million...
The Problem of Money Paralysis

The Problem of Money Paralysis

A decision not made may have financial consequences. Sometimes, we fall prey to a kind of money paralysis, in which financial indecision is regarded as a form of “safety.” Retirement seems to heighten this tendency. If you are single and retired, you may be fearful of...
Annual Financial To-Do List

Annual Financial To-Do List

What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for the coming year? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your retirement fund to managing your...
Ways to Repair Your Credit Score

Ways to Repair Your Credit Score

We all know the value of a good credit score. We all try to maintain one. Sometimes, though, life throws us a financial curveball and that score declines. What steps can we take to repair it? Reduce your credit utilization ratio:  Your credit utilization ratio (CUR)...

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