In response to Equifax’s news of a massive security breach affecting 143 million people (which is nearly half the U.S. population), I’ve prepared a brief action plan to help protect your identity and personal information.
The financial burden of retirement is growing. Today’s Americans are more likely to live longer, have aging parents to care for in retirement, face steep medical bills, and spend more on travel to visit far-flung family members. But recent research challenges our understanding of retirement as a long-awaited reprieve from work.
Wise management of your financial situation fosters the freedom to pursue your goals by aligning your spending, saving, and giving with your life priorities. We recently looked at five essential principles for achieving this kind of financial freedom. Today we’ll get practical and discuss five essential habits for achieving financial freedom.
How much cash should you keep on hand? That’s a question that comes up with every client, and rightfully so: too little and you’ll be unprepared for emergencies or unexpected expenses, but too much and you won’t be investing your money wisely. While the answer depends on your goals and personal circumstances, here are some rules of thumb that apply to just about everyone.
As one’s parents get older, they’ll inevitably begin to face a variety of end-of-life issues: estate planning, living arrangements, whether skilled nursing is appropriate, when to give up driving, and others. Click here for some proactive steps to take to assist one’s parents as they age and begin to face these issues.
What can we do when our income is so modest that financial goals seem unreachable and it seems pointless to save (when there’s even anything left after the bills)? While challenging financial situations often feel unmanageable, it is essential to not lose sight of this: small steps toward big goals make a difference.