June 17, 2020 Should You Save for Retirement or for a Child’s College Education?
For parents, deciding how much to save for retirement versus what to set aside for a child’s education can be a difficult balancing act. Saving for your future should be a priority, particularly through maximizing the benefits of retirement plans. But, although paying yourself first is essential, that doesn’t mean you can’t set funds aside to further a child’s education. A college savings plan is a tax-advantaged way to achieve this goal. The following information is intended to help you understand how these savings vehicles can help you meet the present and future needs of your family.Read more
May 20, 2020 Market Update for the Month Ending April 30, 2020
Markets rebound in AprilRead more
May 20, 2020 Scam Alert! Protecting Yourself and Your Finances
The number of stories about fraudsters taking advantage of unsuspecting victims seems to grow by the day. Of course, it’s easy to think, “This will never happen to me!” But to keep your money and personal information safe, it’s vital to stay abreast of the latest scams.Read more
May 20, 2020 Tips for Teaching Your Children About Money
Do your children act like money grows on trees? If they observe you effortlessly pulling out the credit card for every purchase or they play video games where they can buy accessories for avatars, it’s understandable why they hold onto that cliché. This can lead them to believe they can buy whatever they want without ever paying for it—just a wave of a plastic card and it’s theirs. So, when the time comes to teach your kids how to handle their own money, you’ll want to lean on some best practices.Read more
Feb. 10, 2020 Prioritizing Your Financial Health in the New Year
It’s that time of year when many people set goals with the hope of changing their lives in the months to come. Some may set their sights on losing a significant amount of weight or training for a marathon, while others may want to spend more time with family or other loved ones. Whatever your plans, consider adding a few of the financial changes described below to your resolution list, too, to help you turn 2020 into an even better year.Read more
Feb. 10, 2020 The Repo Market: Cause for Concern?
When interest rates in the overnight lending market (known as the repo market) spiked in September, there was a real fear that it was a sign of something far worse. This was made more confusing by the complexities of the market itself. The good news is that while what happened in the repo market may sound alarming, there’s no need to worry. Let’s look at what happened, where we are now, and what to watch out for.Read more