Home maintenance costs are some of the most common surprises for first-time home buyers. When people contemplate whether or not they can afford a new home, they typically consider two things: if they have enough money for the monthly mortgage payment and if they can also afford the annual property taxes. Unfortunately, most people don’t think about home maintenance costs.
Do you have a child who recently entered the workforce? As a parent, you should still offer advice and guide them on their financial journey. Check out the following ten financial tips to help your young adult find financial success.
Some financial planning experts believe retirement could be the longest phase of your life. Whether it is or not, all experts would agree retirement planning is important. But there are a few common retirement planning mistakes that many people make that you could easily avoid.
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is an investment strategy that gives the individual options to allocate capital towards companies whose practices align with their personal beliefs and values, and exclude companies that are not congruent with their social, moral, environmental, political, and/or religious beliefs.
Some people just aren’t financially savvy. Instead of calling an expert for investment advice, they try to figure it out on their own. This is never a good idea. See below for the most common investment mistakes to avoid. Learn from others’ failures and don’t fall into these traps!
Let’s say someone recently passed away and left you a significant amount of money. Would you know how to manage the inheritance? Whether your answer is yes or no, you need to read more.
Target-date funds work well in certain situations. But under different circumstances, there may be better alternatives. Learn when target-date funds are a good idea.
A common question in the financial planning world is: which is better for beneficiaries an inheritance or a trust? The best answer is that it depends on the situation. Read on to learn more. Then you can decide what will work best for you.