Many of you already have estate documents, probably executed many years ago. You need an estate attorney to look over your documents every 10 years or so. Here are a dozen points to review.
'Make Cents' Blog
In the past, boomers and generation Xers often held on to jobs for 10 or more years. Some professionals stayed with the same company for most of their working lives. The Great Recession changed this for many. Now, people have become more comfortable moving from job to job. Millennials are especially adept at this.
Financial planning is an important part of securing your current lifestyle as well as preparing yourself for what you wish to do in your eventual retirement. And while this importance may look different during each stage of your life, it doesn't make it any less important.
There's no doubt about it--owning a home is an exciting prospect. After all, you've always dreamed of having a place that you could truly call your own. But buying a home can be stressful, especially when you're buying one for the first time. Fortunately, knowing what to expect can make it a lot easier.
Back to School: Getting Your Financial House in Order
At some point in a child's development, all parents wonder: how can I best teach my child the value of money?
In times of crisis, you don't want to be shaking pennies out of a piggy bank. Having a financial safety net in place can ensure that you're protected when a financial emergency arises. One way to accomplish this is by setting up a cash reserve, a pool of readily available funds that can help you meet emergency or highly urgent short-term needs.
Section 529 plans are popular education savings vehicles. To choose the type of 529 plan that's right for you, it's important to understand how 529 savings plans and 529 prepaid tuition plans work and the differences between them.
Who can offer each type of plan?
There is a lot of financial responsibility after obtaining a large sum of money. Your main goal should be able to take the money you receive from your contract and make it work for you and your family. Here 5 things you should do right after you sign a contract.
1. Set up a personal balance sheet and give yourself a spending limit.
In these trying times, even those with veins of steel can find themselves nervous about the market's direction and what it could mean for one's financial future.