You started this year off with grand resolutions and intentions, but the demands of everyday life got in the way or your financial plans just became overwhelming. Try tackling big goals in more manageable, bite-sized pieces, such as one a month.
The ultimate goal of retirement planning is to have a sufficient income for as long as you live. One possible strategy to help you with that goal is to invest a part of your 401(k) in a longevity annuity.
Recent economy reports offer a few bright spots: lower unemployment, cheaper gas. Gas is fueling something beyond our cars – namely, a crucial and expanding jobs generator, the restaurant industry.
The link between economic freedom and prosperity is a well-documented reality. This means that, when diversifying your portfolio with foreign holdings, you should look to the world’s freest economies.
Most Gen-Yers don’t know what types of retirement accounts to start with. I break down the pros and cons of two most popular ones - 401(k) and the Roth individual retirement account - to help you decide which is right for you.
When the economy recovers, interest rates will go up, right? Probably not: Inflation and economic growth are too low to convince the Federal Reserve to boost them this year.
Attorneys say that if both you and your ex-spouse feel like you came out of your divorce thinking you gave up a lot, your settlement was probably fair. Maybe, but often your settlement’s results appear only after you live with them for a while. Here are five settlement pitfalls to watch for.
You’ve probably heard in the news that the dollar is stronger. But how much? A handy index tells you. If your business is involved in imports or exports, or if you invest in foreign securities or international mutual funds, it pays to know how to work with this index.
For the past three months, the Standard & Poor’s 500 has churned sideways. Is that a bad portent? Not at all. The outlook is for higher prices, if you look at three indicators: the relationship between inflation and market value (known as the Rule of 20), the S&P 500’s earnings/price yield and energetic merger activity.
Adults born between 1980 and 2000, Generation Y, must use more innovation, attention and creativity to build a financial future. Here are additional ideas.