Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 30s

Now that you’re in your 30s, you’re starting to think long term. Are you putting aside enough money? Should you be investing in a new home or building your retirement? Here’s a look at some of the most common and worst money mistakes many consumers make in their 30s,...

What Should Investors Look Out for in 2018

As an investor, it’s always a good idea to stay on top of the latest trends in investing and the global economy. After all, while you likely receive some advice and guidance from your financial advisors and investment managers, having a strong sense of the...

How to Create your First Financial Plan

Whether you’d like to start saving for retirement, are looking to save up for a down payment on your first home, or any financial goal in between, the path to success begins with a solid financial plan. Of course, if you’ve never created a financial plan...

4 Crucial Steps to Take Before Retirement

The prospect of retirement can be quite exciting, especially if your own retirement date is right around the corner. At the same time, many soon-to-be retirees find themselves anxious or worried about their finances post-retirement. Fortunately, there are some steps...

When Should You Consider an Annuity?

The world of financial planning can be confusing at times, and annuities can be particularly perplexing for new investors. To put it simply, an annuity is an arrangement between an individual and a company that results in regular payouts over a set period of time....

A College Student’s Guide to Investing

When you think about it, your college education is probably one of the biggest (and smartest) investments you’ll ever make! And while you may spend the majority of your college years focused on studying for exams and preparing for a future career, it’s...

How is an Investment Portfolio Measured?

Is an investor, one of the most important steps you should be taking to protect your investments is to regularly measure the overall performance of your investment portfolio. This can be a tedious and time-consuming process, but it will be well worth it because these...

5 Common Investor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

You work hard for your money, and when you decide to invest it, you certainly hope your money will work hard for you in return. However, breaking into the investment game isn’t something you should take lightly; regardless of your specific avenue of investing,...

Five Basics of Financial Planning Everyone Should Know

Virtually everyone wants the freedom and high quality of life associated with achieving financial independence. Yet too few of us are on the road to realizing our goals — roughly 70-percent of Americans don’t even have $1,000 in personal savings. If...