FINANCIAL ADVISOR WARNING SIGNS (AS REPORTED BY LIZ FRAZIER PECK ON WWW.FORBES.COM)

Financial advisors traditionally serve the wealthier among us, who are historically more proactive with their money, because they have more of it. But these industry professionals can be a good idea for anyone looking to make smarter financial decisions, and can benefit people across the income spectrum. But only if you hire the right ones…. Read More

GIVE YOURSELF A RAISE (AS REPORTED BY HOLLY JOHNSON ON WWW.THESIMPLEDOLLAR.COM)

Growing one’s wealth comes from following two simple pieces of advice: earn more and spend less. Easier said than done, sure. But still true. Earning more can come from a raise or a promotion, most commonly. But there’s nothing saying that you can’t take it on yourself to earn more when that raise isn’t coming…. Read More

THE BASICS OF BUDGETING (AS REPORTED BY STEVE ROUSSEAU ON WWW.DIGG.COM)

Everyone should have a budget, regardless of where they are in life. An accurate budget can do a few things for you. First, it gives you a clear picture of money in and money out. Second, it keeps you from spending more than you can afford. And third, the simple act of keeping a budget… Read More

Expenses Drop in Retirement (as reported by www.freemoneyfinance.com)

As one gets closer to retirement, it can be a little scary trying to figure out how to pay for all of life’s expenses without an income for the first time in your life. But do remember that there are a number of expenses that will go down dramatically, or disappear completely, in retirement. For… Read More

10 Common Financial Mistakes (as reported by Tracie Fobes on blog.credit.com)

There are many financial decisions that we as Americans make throughout our lives. Some are big, like buying a house or opening a new retirement account. Some are small, like trips to the grocery store. Often, there are financial mistakes that we make because we don’t have the right knowledge or fail to pay attention… Read More