The Big Money Lessons I Plan to Teach My Daughter

The Big Money Lessons I Plan to Teach My Daughter

When we learned we were expecting our first child last year, we talked about where we would travel and what board games we would play. Secretly, however, I had my own mental list of lesson I wanted to teach her, and they’re lessons I think everyone can use in their financial lives.

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How to Recession-Proof Your Assets

How to Recession-Proof Your Assets

So far this year, we’ve seen the stock market put up record breaking numbers, but several analysts have come out to claim that a market “correction” may happen within the next 18 months. It’s certainly enough to make you take another look at your finances and consider where you have exposure and what can you do to hedge against the next recession.

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The Two Investment Tools You Need to Know About

The Two Investment Tools You Need to Know About

Investing for retirement is important, but some people might be surprised to know that the IRS actually limits the amount you can contribute to certain retirement funds. So where should you be putting your money? Luckily, there are two great investment vehicles to consider when you want to grow your money, but have the flexibility to withdraw funds prior to retirement.

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Saving for College: What You Need to Know About 529 Plans

Saving for College: What You Need to Know About 529 Plans

If you’re looking into saving for your child’s college education, you may have heard of 529 college savings plans. But what are these plans, what are the benefits, and are they the right options for you and your family? Here’s what you need to know in a nutshell.

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Why Overthinking Your Investment Strategy is Costing You​​​​​​​

Why Overthinking Your Investment Strategy is Costing You​​​​​​​

We all feel the pull to “beat the market” and to ensure that our investments are performing at an acceptable level, so often we wait for the perfect moment to invest or that shining stock that you can sell for 10 times what you bought it for. These are all good things to strive for, but for most of us, this opportunism can really hurt us.

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Should You Factor Social Security into Your Retirement Planning?

Should You Factor Social Security into Your Retirement Planning?

As a millennial, I’ve always heard that Social Security income will be a thing of the past by the time we reach retirement age. The ultimate question is whether you should factor these benefits into your future income or assume that the social security system as we know it will have disintegrated by the time we come to retirement age. Here are the basics to consider.

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Do You Really Need a Budget?

Do You Really Need a Budget?

I’ve seen a string of articles recently that have gone against the traditional wisdom that a budget is an instrumental part of any financial planning. In part, even my budget-loving self has to admit that there is some truth to this. Not everyone NEEDS a budget, but everyone can benefit from a budget. So what should you really be getting out of your budget?

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The Best Finance Move You Can Make to Build Wealth

The Best Finance Move You Can Make to Build Wealth

Finances can be tricky to manage, and overwhelming due to the sheer amount of information and advice that is floating around in cyberspace.  Often it’s hard to know where to start or how to prioritize, but there’s one finance move you can make that will pay dividends for decades (sometimes literally).

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