Retirement

8 Retirement Savings Strategies From Our FOMO Free Financial Future Conference

Retirement: It’s a 10-letter word that does a power play on our thoughts, emotions, and fears. But thinking of your future and planning your years after leaving the workforce doesn’t need to give you anxiety. A disciplined approach and the right strategies can set you on a path toward prosperity — and that’s exactly what […]

Family

Budgeting for Baby: 5 Steps for New Parents

The impending arrival of a new baby can trigger all the feelings: excitement, joy … and a little bit of panic, especially when it comes to managing the cost. It’s no secret that welcoming a tiny bundle of joy can shake up your finances in a big way. Establishing a budget for your baby can […]

Family

How Close Is Too Close? Creating Healthy Boundaries in Your Home

Bedtimes, no running on the stairs, veggies before dessert. Your parents’ house rules weren’t exactly fun growing up. Now that you’re moved out and on your own, you can see where they were coming from — and you’ve established a few guidelines of your own. But what you didn’t expect? That your rules would now […]

Family

“Mom, Dad — I’m Moving In!” Navigating Finances When Your Adult Kids Move Back Home

When you moved your child into his or her college dorm room or first apartment, you probably shed a tear or two as the reality of the empty nest sank in. At the time, you never expected they’d move back home. But a few years later, your child may be looking homeward again. As much […]

College

Can Your Child Graduate Debt-Free? Consider These 5 Savings Options

While you may battle the “Someday Scaries” (a.k.a. the fear of thinking that you need to be more financially secure but not knowing how to get there), what really makes you feel overwhelmed is the thought of saving for your kid’s college education. Fortunately, you have a lot of savings options, including accounts specifically designed […]

Retirement

Want to Become Financially Free? The FIRE Movement’s Saving Plan Can Help You Get There Sooner Than Expected

How does retiring in your 40s sound? Or 50s? Probably too good to be true, right? Even though Social Security benefits can kick in at age 62, most Americans don’t expect to leave the workforce until years (or even decades) after that. A big reason why: The need to save a significant amount of money […]

Family

Game Night Fun: Buy Property, Build Hotels, and Learn Valuable Financial Lessons

On rainy summer afternoons or cozy Friday nights, there’s nothing like huddling around the dining room table, pizza stacked on nearby plates, with a wad of rainbow-colored cash in hand and the buzz of anticipation in the air. Whether you’re gearing up to battle for the doctor career card in The Game of Life® (who […]

Family

Back-to-School Savings: An A-Z Guide on Shopping Without Going Over Budget

Fresh haircuts. White sneakers. Bulging backpacks. Yes, it sounds like school’s back in session. And with that comes those back-to-school expenses, too. According to the National Retail Federation, families with children in K-12 expected to spend an average of $696.70 during back-to-school season, with clothing and accessories ($239.82), and electronics ($203.44) as the two most […]

Travel

Last-Minute Travel? How To Ready Your Wallet for Your Spontaneous Getaway

Investing. It’s a popular method roughly half of Americans use to achieve financial independence. But what does independence really mean? Getting away, apparently. According to a recent Ally Invest survey, 38 percent of respondents listed travel as an important reason why they invest. It’s not surprising that you want to invest and save up for […]

College

Newly Retired or a Recent Grad? Student Debt Affects All Generations

Student loan debt and Millennials. In news headlines (and meme culture), the two seem to go hand in hand. But Millennials are far from the only age group feeling the pain. Sure, Millennials (born in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s) hold 48% of the $1.49 trillion in outstanding student loans, but the student loan debt […]

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