5 Financial Calculators You Need to Check Out

5 Financial Calculators You Need to Check Out

We're sharing some of our favorite financial calculators. Whether it's spending money on lunch, or saving for retirement, these tools can be immensely helpful. Check them out today to factor them into your financial planning.

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When Making "Bad" Financial Decisions Makes Sense

When Making "Bad" Financial Decisions Makes Sense

If you’ve been studying up on personal finances, I’m sure you’ve noticed some cardinal sins from financial advisors. It’s so easy to take these at face value, but the bottom line is that the general rule will not apply to everyone. There are always exceptions, so how do you know if you should be applying these rules to your finances or if making the “wrong” decision is actually right for you. Here are some tips to help you draw that line.

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Is an Income Annuity Right for You?

Is an Income Annuity Right for You?

If you’re anything like me, you heard about income annuities for the first time from some old television star during an episode of The Price Is Right. However, there's a lot more to know about this retirement savings tool. Here is some information you can use to determine if an income annuity is right for you and your family.

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Money Challenges Among Millennials

Money Challenges Among Millennials

So much has been written about millennials and our finances, but like any other generation there’s a range of extremes that may or may not apply to such a huge group of the population. That being said, there are some very real challenges that face this generation. Here we tackle some of the biggest challenges millennials face and address what can be done about them.

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Making Sense of Your Paycheck

Making Sense of Your Paycheck

Have you ever gotten a new job or a raise only to realize that when payday rolls around you’re taking home a whole lot less than you were expecting? Have you ever thought, “why is my paycheck so small?” While we all expect to pay taxes on our wages, most people couldn’t tell you what all of the line items on their paystub are. Here we cover some of the most common items affecting your take-home pay.

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Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

It’s the eternal question… How can you know if you’re saving enough for retirement? Everyone is different and their needs for retirement are different, so here are some guidelines to frame your thoughts on retirement and to calculate if you’re doing enough to get there.

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Retirement Planning 101: Options for Retirement Savings

Retirement Planning 101: Options for Retirement Savings

Where pensions used to be the standard structure, we now have a hundred flavors of retirement savings accounts. Today we’re breaking down some of the most common retirement investment vehicles to make it easier for you to determine where you should funnel your money.

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How to Prioritize Your Financial To Dos

How to Prioritize Your Financial To Dos

Time and again, the question I hear from clients the most is how to choose what financial priorities to put first. It sounds like it should be a simple exercise, but most of us don’t have unlimited money lying around to fulfill all our current and future financial needs and wants. So when you’re working with limited funds, what’s really important? How can you invest for the future and still live the life you want today?

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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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