Nobody likes thinking about the worst-case scenario. Mass layoffs at work, a broken pipe that floods the house, or sudden death in the family are so many ways our lives can change instantly. But just because they’re hard to think about doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider the possibility of an unexpected event. You owe it to your financial wellness to prepare for the “what ifs” in life. Being … [Read more...] about How to Financially Prepare For the Unexpected
It’s easy to see our homes and investment accounts as the most important parts of our portfolios. After all, that’s what we spend most of our time talking about with Gen Y Planning clients. But really, the most reliable and important asset most of us have is our ability to work. So what happens if you become ill or get injured and are no longer able to work in your field? That’s … [Read more...] about The Gen Y Planning Guide to Insurance: Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Car accidents, natural disasters, thefts, and lawsuits can happen to anybody at any time. Surprises like these are expensive and stressful — and the expenses associated with them start to pile up fast. As our clients build wealth, we need to make sure they can protect it. That’s where property and casualty insurance comes in (often referred to as P&C insurance). Homeowners, auto, … [Read more...] about The Gen Y Planning Guide To Insurance: Property, Casualty, And Liability Coverage
There may come a time in your career when working 40-plus hours a week just isn’t possible. It’s common to exit the workforce for a few years to deal with a health issue, or care for young children or elderly relatives. But your reasons for wanting a break may be different! Lots of workers are taking a detour from their career path to travel, take on a creative project, learn new skills, or avoid … [Read more...] about How to Set Yourself Up for a Future Career Break
This question was submitted by a reader! Do you have a money question you’d like Gen Y Planning to answer in a future blog post? Submit it to genyplanning.com/askgyp. What should the financial planning look like when you have a parent who has no retirement saved up and won’t be working much longer due to health issues? My mother-in-law rents in a bad part of town, works at temp jobs, is turning … [Read more...] about Ask Gen Y Planning: How to Financially Support Family?
This question was submitted by a reader! Do you have a money question you’d like Gen Y Planning to answer in a future blog post? Submit it to genyplanning.com/askgyp. Life Insurance/Wills? I’m 27 and have $60,000 in life insurance through my employer. I have $120,000 in student loans ($60,000 private, $60,000 government) plus a $9,000 car loan. I have no credit card debt. I’m single and live … [Read more...] about Ask Gen Y Planning: Do I Need an Estate Plan?