As warmer weather arrives and households tackle spring cleaning to-dos, it is the perfect time to bring a simplified approach to your finances and “clean house.” Here are considerations for how to “spring clean” your finances:
Do the laundry, make dinner, pay the bills, pack the kids lunches, clean the house, walk the dog, feed the cat, 5:00 soccer practice…….
And….. this is the ‘to-do’ list rattling around in your head, even before your alarm goes off at 6:00 AM!
Then your day begins…….
The holidays can be a magical time of year, filled with the warmth of family and friends and the joy of giving—or receiving—the perfect gift. But if you’re not careful, the holidays can also be a financial drain—leaving bills that linger long after spring has returned.
Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement. As survey after survey has shown, the average person is simply not saving enough to provide for a comfortable retirement. That’s why Congress is currently proposing reforms to retirement plan rules.
Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) come in two flavors: traditional and Roth. With a traditional, contributions are potentially tax deductible and taxes on contributions and earnings are paid when funds are withdrawn in retirement. With a Roth, contributions are made after tax, but withdrawals in retirement are generally tax free.
Spring is right around the corner and thoughts of spring cleaning may be on your mind. Along with sprucing up your home for the upcoming warm weather, it might be even more important to take some time to spruce up your finances.
Is it just me?? Or does it feel that time goes by faster the older I get? Many of us feel that time passes more quickly as we age… a perception that can lead to anxious thoughts, self-reflection, doubt and sometimes regret. Read More
With the New Year approaching are you preparing your list of those infamous New Year’s Resolutions? Maybe to eat healthier, be more organized, get control of your finances? If getting your financial house in order is on your list for the New Year, here are some ideas to help you get started: