According to Time magazine, adulting is now a word and a thing. Acting like an adult, even when you don't want to. It's never fun but, at some point between college graduation and the age of 30, we all have to do it-- be an adult. Whether you have a spouse and children or are still trying to figure life out, there are a few things you need to cross off your official adulting to do list.
16 December 2017
If you don't earn a high income, you may not feel that financial planning is something for you. But, in fact, financial planning can be even more important when you don't have a lot of room to absorb financial emergencies. If this is your situation, here are 5 ways you can implement a financial plan of your own. Avoid Interest-Carrying Debt Getting rid of debt and avoiding it in the future are two of the most valuable ways you can improve your long-term financial situation.
10 October 2017
If you've found your own budget stretched to the brink by your elderly parent's need for an infusion of cash, you may be wondering whether there are any options (short of having your parent move in with you) to help improve his or her financial situation. The prospect of continuing to provide a stipend to ensure your parent can afford to pay the electricity bill or buy groceries can potentially cripple your own financial future, but allowing the person who raised you to go without simply isn't an option for most.
6 August 2017
Managing your finances can be a task that may cause you to experience significant stress due to feeling unprepared and overwhelmed for this critical task. The consequences of failing to create and follow effective financial plans can be dire, but there are strategies that can help to reduce the confusion and challenge of making financial decisions. Start Retirement Planning As Soon As Possible When a person is still fairly young, it can be easy for them to assume that retirement financial planning is something that should be done later in life.
22 June 2017
One of the most important purchases that you can make is life insurance, mostly because of the various ways in which it can provide for and protect your family once you have passed away. Listed below are two reasons to purchase life insurance. Protect Your Family's Assets One of the biggest reasons to purchase life insurance is to protect your family's assets. For example, if you were to pass away before your home is completely paid off, there is a chance that without your income to support the family, your spouse or children would have to sell that house or end up having the house foreclosed on because they couldn't make the payments.
8 June 2017
There are a lot of things that go into business management goals. One of the biggest aspects is doing everything you can in order to keep the business not only afloat, but as profitable as possible. After all, the entire goal of running a business is to ensure that there is a profit made. Otherwise, you are just working extremely hard for other people, and that should not be your end goal.
3 June 2017
Sports is more than just an American pastime. Sports tends to unit cities, states, and even the country during the time of international competition. Most people enjoy at least one sport, and sports activities rake in billions of dollars collectively in the United States. If you are interested in making a larger investment at once, purchasing ownership in a sports team can bring you more money than other types of investments. There are many things to consider if you are looking for a minority ownership in a sports team.
24 May 2017
Saving for retirement is something that many American consumers take very seriously. Investing in an IRA (individual retirement account) is a popular way to generate funds that can be accessed when an individual decides to leave the workforce. Protecting the money you have invested in your IRA is critical when it comes to ensuring you will be able to enjoy financial security during retirement. Here are three simple things that you can do to protect your IRA in the future.
10 April 2017
When it comes to wealth management, seniors often need to realize that they're in a particularly susceptible position because they've generally already finished their careers and are somewhat limited in terms of income. Any increases in income for seniors are generally allowed for by investments. However, seniors need to invest relatively conservatively to avoid comprising their ability to maintain the same living standards in the years to come. The following are five wealth management mistakes seniors need to avoid to ensure a healthy and reliable income over the long term:
21 March 2017
As you get close to retirement age, it's time to start thinking about when you are going to apply for Medicare and Social Security benefits. If you want to continue working, and you are getting close to 65 years old, you can still apply for Medicare benefits without retiring. You should apply for Medicare three months before you are going to turn 65, as you are entitled to these benefits whether you already have health insurance or not.
10 March 2017