Not educating yourself about which investments may be able to help you pursue your financial goals and how to approach the investing process is a mistake for any saver. Read on to find out how knowledge about your investments creates financial independence.
Delve into this quick read to pick up six basic principles that may help you invest more successfully—from considering different asset allocations to making sense of time horizons and understanding long-term compounding.
529 savings plans are tax-advantaged education savings vehicles and one of the most popular ways to save for college today. They can also be used to save for K-12 tuition. Much as 401(k) plans changed the world of retirement savings a few decades ago, 529 savings plans have changed the world of education savings.
For some couples, retirement is a breeze; they can enjoy opportunities such as going south in the winter to a second home without worrying about the budget.
A dramatic change has taken place in the way retirement is funded in America. Until recently, many workers relied on corporate pensions for a significant percentage of their post-career income.
Throughout your career, retirement planning will likely be one of the most important components of your overall financial plan. Whether you have just graduated and taken your first job, are starting a family, are enjoying your peak earning years, or are preparing to retire, your employer-sponsored retirement plan can play a key role in your financial strategies.
Whether you’re seeking to manage your own assets, control how your assets are distributed after your death, or plan for incapacity, trusts can help you accomplish your estate planning goals. Their power is in their versatility — many types of trusts exist, each designed for a specific purpose. Although trust law is complex and establishing a trust requires the services of an experienced attorney, mastering the basics isn’t hard.
When it comes to investing for retirement, taking advantage of your employer-sponsored retirement plan is a great first step. But do you know where to invest additional cash that did not originate from your employer, like a cash bonus, an inheritance, or a lump sum from a life insurance policy? In this webinar recording, we discuss some investing options outside of your retirement plan, including the pros and cons for each.