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?
Your 20s were all about setting up your financial foundation and establishing good habits. Your 30s were about life changes like getting married, having kids, and building your career. In your 40s, everything is amplified even more. You’ve got growing kids and aging parents -- and what you don’t have is a ton of spare time. There’s a lot you can do in your 40s to protect your money and care … [Read more...] about 9 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 40s
“It’s complicated” is a great way to describe life in your 30s. You’ve been working for a while, so you might finally feel more financially stable than ever before. But on the other hand, you often have competing financial priorities. Career growth, serious relationships, family, and major life purchases tend to make this a very busy decade. Also, tiny wrinkles start showing up where you didn’t … [Read more...] about 8 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 30s
Ah, to be in your 20s. Brunches are frequent, hangovers are less debilitating, and all the big, serious life stuff seems so far away. So top off your bottomless mimosa, my friend, because you’ve got absolutely nothing to worry about when it comes to your finances … or do you? Well, I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is you always need to think about your finances, even when you’re … [Read more...] about 8 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s
When you’re a full-time employee for a company, you might take for granted all the benefits you get in addition to your actual salary. It turns out that of your total compensation package, 30% goes toward benefits like health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, 401(k) matches, paid vacation and sick leave, and more. But nearly a third of U.S. workers are self-employed or work for a … [Read more...] about How to Create Your Own Benefits Package When You’re Self-Employed