The risks to your wealth aren’t only in the financial markets. The wealthier you become, the more liability protection matters. We live in a litigious world, one in which even friends and neighbors can be convinced to see opportunity in the wake of misfortune. A (larger) umbrella liability policy may be an excellent idea. Could
A financially secure retirement involves more than building a substantial nest egg. To maximize each dollar, it also requires adapting long-time spending habits to a retiree’s new way of life. Adjusting to this new normal isn’t always easy, especially when a little retail therapy is a tempting excuse to get out of the house.
Sometimes you need a “sounding board” for your ideas and concerns. If you don’t there may be ” feedback ” when it comes to your financial advisor. When you have financial questions or ideas, you need someone to listen. A professional can listen and help provide insight into possible financial moves you could make—plus give you
It may be a wise financial choice. It may be a good idea for a woman to retire later rather than sooner. Leaving the workplace after 65 may help position a woman for slightly greater retirement income and reduce some of the pressure of funding her “second act.” Women tend to receive smaller Social Security
After you marry, to what degree should your financial lives be shared and how do those finances affect your relationship? Many couples who marry also wed their finances together. Whether they partly or fully merge their finances, many couples may see more advantages than disadvantages to taking this step. Some young married couples decide to
A self-created last will and testament may lead to problems. As an early step in estate planning, you may be tempted to write your own will. There are some good reasons why you shouldn’t. While do-it-yourself wills may be cost-effective and make the process of will creation relatively simple, they also have shortcomings. DIY wills