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.
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.
Financially successful people have one standout quality in common: their financial success is a state of mind. Not ‘starts with’ a state of mind, then depends upon luck. It is a state of mind that is rather easy to establish, takes a bit of training and soon grows into a natural way of life.
If you follow financial industry information, you may have read that it’s best to reduce risk in your portfolio as you near retirement. That’s a very valid concern. And the advice is generally true. But there is another way to reduce risk and still achieve your long-term goals.
When it comes to financial planning, many people start off unaware of how damaging their bad financial habits can be but also relieved to find out that they may have been practicing some good financial planning all along. So to help you spot your own financial habits, we’ve collected some of the top Do’s and Don’ts of financial planning to help you shift your mindset around good money habits.
Although the term fiduciary has been around for a very long time, most have not heard of it until recently. Our former president and the Department of Labor decided that it was in the best interest of the nation to hold financial professionals who provide advice to the public as it relates to their retirement accounts to what is called the “fiduciary standard”. Despite the enhanced visibility of the term ‘fiduciary,’ many people still aren’t entirely clear about its definition, let alone how the term impacts their own financial situation or choosing a financial advisor.
Going through a divorce is never fun. Not for you, and definitely not for your children (if you have them.) The results of a heated, adversarial divorce can be catastrophic – both financially and emotionally for you. And a truly vitriolic divorce can put your children into therapy for many years to come.