When you think of people who use financial advisors, you may not consider yourself the right demographic. But it may surprise you that plenty of advisors cater to people who aren’t retired millionaires. There are plenty of reasons for younger people to engage with a financial advisor well before retirement age. If you’re wondering if it’s the right time to speak with a professional about your … [Read more...] about 5 Telltale Signs You Might Need a Financial Advisor
Even if you didn’t experience financial instability in 2020, it’s OK if this feels like a lost year. Be kind to yourself. You don’t have to hustle your way through the pandemic. If you lost some or all of your income, had to delay a big financial step, or had to stop saving for retirement, you’re far from alone. One in three American adults has had to pull money from their savings or … [Read more...] about When Nothing Goes According To Plan, Having A Plan Matters Most
Side hustles are so integral to Millennials’ economic lives that our generation invented a whole suite of apps designed to facilitate them — Uber, Instacart, Postmates, transcription services, dog-walking services, house-sitting services, and many, many more. As my clients have grown up, their side hustles have gotten more sophisticated and polished, but the substance is still the … [Read more...] about Side Hustle Smarter, Not Harder
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?
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 would like to learn more about the pros and cons of socially responsible investing (e.g. VFTSX fund instead of VTSAX). What are the criteria used for picking stocks in funds like that? Socially responsible investing has … [Read more...] about Ask Gen Y Planning: Should I Be a Socially Responsible Investor?
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 are your thoughts on Bitcoin (or other cryptocurrencies) as an investment? Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency are the new hotness when it comes to investing, but I urge you to be really cautious. Cryptocurrency isn’t … [Read more...] about Ask Gen Y Planning: Should I Invest in Cryptocurrency?