Every day, you’re inundated with information. From social media to texts, phone calls, emails, and news alerts—it’s incredible how much information we process regularly. So, when it comes to handling your finances, it’s natural to think that the information you hear repeatedly is the best advice to follow. After all, plenty of people are making a living sharing financial advice online (we refer to … [Read more...] about 5 Big Lessons Popular Personal Finance Advice Gets Wrong
If travel is your priority, no one and nothing should get in the way of you pursuing your dreams. With that in mind, balancing your desire to feel fulfilled today with your need to build a financially secure future is crucial. Should you cash in your 401(k) to fly to Europe? No, definitely not. But if travel is essential to you, you can prioritize your discretionary dollars to align with your … [Read more...] about How To Take A Year Off From Work Without Wrecking Your Money Goals
You’ve probably heard the phrase “financial independence” thrown around a time or two — but have you ever stopped to consider what it really means? As you work hard building your savings and growing your net worth, it may be worthwhile to consider what you need to do in order to achieve your own version of financial independence. Here’s a look at how the industry has traditionally defined this … [Read more...] about What Does Financial Independence Really Mean and Is It Achievable for You?
Year-end is a special time filled with traditions, old and new, and hopefully space to relax, decompress, and prepare for a wonderful new year. As the final days of the year rapidly approach, it’s important to carve out intentional time to ready your finances for next year. What should go on your year-end to-do list? Here are nine financial elements you won’t want to forget! 1. De-clutter Your … [Read more...] about 9 Must-Do Financial Tasks To Check Off Your Year-End List
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
Every path to financial security starts somewhere. Some of us had a leg up, in the form of debt-free college educations or trust funds. But lots of us didn’t. As you’ve probably read, fewer than half of Americans have enough money saved to cover a $1,000 emergency. If you don’t have an emergency fund or if you’re afraid to look at your credit card balance, you’re far from alone. The good … [Read more...] about The Building Blocks of Financial Security