Many millennials were either just starting our careers or still in school in 2008, and now we’re older, with more complicated lives and the additional bank accounts to match. Many of us have kids and mortgages now, or small businesses with employees we’ve had to lay off — or both. Once again, we’re faced with a truly scary time. We’re afraid for our health and the wellbeing of the people we love. … [Read more...] about What Does Market Volatility Mean for Your Investments?
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. 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?
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. I am about to inherit $100,000. I am the first person in my family to ever receive an inheritance. What is a good low-risk investment that will protect the principle? This is a timely question, as many millennials stand to receive … [Read more...] about Ask Gen Y Planning: How Should I Invest My Inheritance?
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 for … [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