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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money

Is there a bankruptcy in your future?

Years and years ago when I was a little kid, my father read a newspaper article with a series of financial questions that indicated whether you were in danger of bankruptcy. My father commented that we were"right in the middle of it." That sobering statement made quite an impact on me. We never filed bankruptcy. I have no idea whether we were truly at risk or not. But last week's ar...

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Summer Jobs - What are Your Plans?

Classes -- done! Finals – done!  After too many hours studying, sleeping in and hanging with friends sounds grand. But, you need the money so off to work you go. This summer a smaller percent of youth will work since World War II. Only 25-27% of teens will find a job, predicts Andrew Sum of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. As a comparison,...

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A New Financial World

Do you use your debit card daily? Do you check your bank balance online? Do you bank using a smart phone app? The pace of change in the financial world is dizzying. New isn't always better, but I do like learning new ways to simplify my financial life. It can take awhile to adopt new habits, but often new technology can save time and help you manage your finances more easily. I'm comfor...

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