Start an Emergency Fund with a “No-Spending Month”

If you can withstand a financial emergency, you deserve a pat on the back. Nearly half of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, and over 60% don’t have enough savings to cover six months of expenses, according to GOBankingRates’ survey.1 Working just so you can cover day-to-day expenses can lead to one of the worst money mistakes […] Read More

Your College Planning Checklist

The benefits of having a college degree on top of a high school diploma are so incredible that you’d think choosing to go to college would be a no-brainer: A college grad accumulates over $800,000 more in his/her lifetime compared to someone who only graduated high school.1 The unemployment rate is 3.8% for college grads […] Read More

Caring for Aging Parents

It can be an uncomfortable conversation, and it’s one none of us what to have.  However, discussing financial, legal and long-term care issues with your parents is important for everyone’s sake.  Knowing what aging parents want and having the needed legal documentation available (in case they become incapacitated or unable to live alone) can make […] Read More