RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS CARRIES WITH IT UNIQUE FINANCIAL PLANNING CHALLENGES, WITH MONEY CONCERNS AN ONGOING BURDEN FOR THOSE WHO WORK FOR THEMSELVES. After all, unlike salaried jobs where income is predictable, small business owners are often the last to get paid and the only one paying the bills. While there’s no magic formula to
April is Financial Literacy Month, a time to raise awareness about the need for financial education. April 2021 marks the 19th annual Financial Literacy Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy and the need for substantive financial education. Historical Background The holiday got its start in 2000 as Youth
How to address retirement savings that aren’t stacking up. No matter your age or background, saving for retirement is a common concern. Will yours be the storybook future, one spent sampling wines in the Napa Valley and golfing the world’s iconic links? Or will it be far more mundane and perhaps stressful, as you dutifully
A volatile year in the financial markets can create opportunities for reducing your taxable income. Many investors use the closing months of the year to review their portfolios and assess their winning and losing investments. It’s also a good time to do tax planning for the upcoming filing season; decisions you make before year-end can
You or someone you love may need long-term care at some point in your life. Planning ahead can help ease your concerns about the cost of care. When people hear “long-term care”, they often think of a nursing home. But there are a broad range of health services and providers that fall under the long-term
A 401(k) account is one of the most valuable tools for saving and planning for retirement. Many plans offer features that can help you set aside more of the money you earn for retirement and grow wealth for your financial future. If you’re able to save the maximum amount available, you should. Here are a
August 14 is Financial Awareness Day. It’s a good time to brush up on the principles of financial planning— budgeting, managing debt, saving and investing. Being financially literate means you have the wherewithal to make financial decisions with confidence. There are many resources—web sites, magazines, books and more—that dispense financial knowledge for your learning pleasure.
Early withdrawals from retirement accounts are not only costly, but they can also disrupt your financial future. Think about the long-term consequences before you tap your 401(k) for an emergency expense. Your 401(k) account is designed to help you build a nest egg for retirement, but you may tap it for other purposes. If you’re