Does the 4 Percent Rule Still Work?

If you’re well along the road to retirement, you’ve probably heard about the 4 percent rule in some capacity. This guideline for making withdrawals in retirement has been confirmed through extensive study and practice over ...

Choosing the Right Financial Software

From keeping on course with your health and fitness goals to juggling your professional and personal calendars, software is a great tool for getting organized, staying focused and achieving objectives. The same could be said for ...

6 Retirement Planning Mistakes

Planning for retirement is exciting, anxiety-inducing and complicated. Sometimes it seems you can’t even plan further than the weekend, so to plan your entire work-free retirement? That seems like a lot to handle. When dealing ...

Should You Pay Down Debt or Save?

What’s makes better financial sense — saving or paying down debt first? Deciding whether to tackle retirement planning or debt reduction first is a difficult choice. Both are daunting prospects and both carry serious weight. ...
If you intend to spend the golden years of your life enjoying yourself, opening an IRA is a great way to get there. Once you have your IRA, properly managing it is every bit as essential.

Common Questions About Managing Your IRA

If you are planning for retirement, there is a good chance that you either have an Individual Retirement Account, better known as an IRA, or have toyed with the idea of starting one. If you intend to spend the golden years of ...
There may be more that you can be doing to build toward your retirement, and it has to do with automating. What exactly can you do to automate your retirement savings? Let’s look at a few steps.

How to Automate Your Retirement Savings

Because you want to enjoy your golden years, you already have a retirement savings plan. You put away a percentage of your earnings every month when you can. You are financially savvy enough that you are building savings elsewhere ...
Retirement seems like it is in the distant future and you are more concerned with living paycheck to paycheck. But it is never too early to start preparing for your future by establishing sound financial footing and taking early investment steps.

Guide to Investing in Your 20s

You have finally graduated college and, after finally finding a full-time job, can start paying back those student loans. Retirement seems like it is in the distant future and you are more concerned with living paycheck to paycheck. ...
Retiring early means you will need to adjust your savings plan and accommodate for the extra years of supporting yourself. However, successfully retiring early is still a very possible endeavor with proper planning.

Early Retirement Details

For many, retiring early is the ultimate life dream, but it is one that may be more challenging than anticipated. Retiring early means you will need to adjust your savings plan and accommodate for the extra years of supporting ...
The ‘pay-yourself-first’ strategy is a popular tactic for personal saving; but there is a similar way to describe this same school of thought that is even more effective: Treating your savings like a bill.

Why You Should Treat Your Savings like a Bill

The ‘pay-yourself-first’ strategy is a popular tactic for personal saving; but there is a similar way to describe this same school of thought that is even more effective: Treating your savings like a bill. A myriad of personal ...
Self-Employment Retirement Planning

Self-Employment Retirement Planning

You’ve spent years being your own boss. While the experience has been liberating and rewarding, it makes retirement much more challenging when you’ve lived with your job for so long. While traditionally-employed workers simply ...