Ask anyone and even if they don’t know a thing about investing they’ll say, “oh, real estate is a great investment!” Well, it can be if you approach it in a smart way that works for you and your financial situation.
Life insurance has existed for nearly two centuries as essential planning tool that protects dependents from the risk of a breadwinner’s untimely death. However, given the unique investment properties of life insurance, financial planners are finding a number of ways it can be used in other ways to enhance portfolio returns while reducing risk.
Balance is seen as one of the keys to making the most of your investments. But what does a balanced portfolio look like?
For some people, getting an auto insurance quote is a lot like spinning a roulette wheel; you don’t know what will come up, and each time you spin it (getting quotes from different companies) it’s always different. Worse, there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason for the quote.
If you’re trying to decide where to spend (or save) it, here are some ideas for how to make the most of your tax return.
If you haven’t reviewed your insurance coverage in a while, you might be surprised with how many ways you can save costs. Here are three tips for lowering your insurance costs while improving your coverage in the coming year.
When thinking about our physical health, it’s common to take a holistic approach. So why don’t we approach our financial health the same way?
The most important thing about retirement is doing what makes you happy. What would you do with your time if you weren’t working 40 hours every week?
When people warn you that having kids is expensive, it’s no joke. From diapers to food, braces to sports activities the costs add up quick. For a middle-income family in the U.S. raising a child up until age 18, costs an estimated average of $245,340 (or $304,480, adjusted for projected inflation), according to the 2013 “Cost of Raising a Child” report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Not all investing apps are equal, and depending on your goals it may be better to work with a financial professional instead of an algorithm.
Imagine the following scenario: You run a successful business with your business partner of 20 years. Your business partner dies unexpectedly. After the funeral, your deceased partner’s spouse shows up at your office with her two grown children. They ask for the key to your partner’s office – not to clean it out, but to move in.
Thinking about retirement and fixed-income living can be overwhelming. Here are some things to consider when planning your retirement.