10 Common Retirement Mistakes

In a sense, you have been planning for your retirement ever since you started working. Maybe you’ve been contributing to a 401(k) plan, or maybe you’ve been socking away money in an IRA, but without a doubt, you’ve been looking forward to your golden years. And I want you to enjoy those years without worrying about having to take out a reverse mortgage on your house.

What Are Your Retirement Assumptions?

You often see the commercials on television today asking the question, “What’s Your Number”? What they are really referring to is the notion of how much money do you need in order to be able to retire. It’s funny that most people we talk to today don’t really call it retirement. They really think about the term of making work optional. This means having the ability to do what they want when

Countdown to Retirement...At Retirement

Congratulations! After years of hard work, you've made it to retirement! Here are some things to consider to help keep your retirement running smoothly.

Countdown to Retirement...1 Year

You've almost made it! The finish line is clearly within sight! As your excitement grows surrounding your upcoming retirement, make sure you've reviewed these "to do" items to help you stay on track to reach your retirement goals! 

401(k) Loans: What You Can't Afford to Overlook

Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and you find yourself in a financial jam that requires some quick cash. Taking a loan from your 401(k) plan sounds like an easy solution. After all, you’ll be borrowing from your own retirement account and paying yourself back with interest. Sounds reasonable enough, right? Not always.

Gaining the Upper Hand on Debt

Let’s play a game of word association. What comes to mind when you hear the word debt? Anxiety? Worry? Concern? If you blurted out any of these responses, you’re not alone. One thing most Americans have in common is that they carry some form of debt.

Make Memories

Recently, my family and I went to Boulder, Colorado, for a week. My daughters' spring breaks lined up on the same week and we wanted to do something fun and casual, but that wouldn't break that bank! Ginger Leigh, my wife, and I used to live in Boulder, as did my oldest daughter, Haileigh, for the first three months of her life. In the last couple of years we have started going out to Colorado

How to Create a Personal Financial Statement

Similar to a company’s financial statements, a personal financial statement can help you assess your financial health and assist you in budget planning. It can also give you an idea of the kinds of information that banks and other lenders use to determine your ability to repay loans. Curious to know where you stand? Here, we show you how to get a handle on your finances by creating a personal

Build More Wealth

It's no surprise that money is the biggest source of stress for Americans. In fact, a survey by the American Institute of CPAs found that more than half of Americans with debt say that it's negatively impacted their lives. If you want to take control of your finances, here are five easy tasks that can help get you moving toward financial health and growth.

Are Extended Car Warranties Worth It?

I buy used cars. Cars today are so reliable that buying a car with 50,000 miles is not a big deal. But there is one thing that I have done the last couple times that has saved me over $30,000 in the last 12 months - extended warranty.

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