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So you aren’t fretting at tax time, maybe it will make sense over the next 9 days to put together an effective year tax management strategy to keep as much of your hard earned dollars as possible in your wallet. Every CPA or accountant seems to have a slightly different slant on the tax code, but here are your smart money moves tips that may be able to help you increase your bottom line. Remember to talk with a qualified CPA or Financial Advisor before you decide to implement.
You just got married, but you may not have realized that your money did as well. One of you is a spender and one is a saver! How in the world will you make it work? Especially now that many people are getting married in their 30’s and 40’s for the first time, what should you be doing money wise? Here are 7 tips on money strategies for your new marriage.
Generation X parents continue to face the challenge of climbing uphill to save for their children’s college education. For a Generation X couple that has their first child here in 2014, the cost for a private college at $50,000 a year will cost over $518,000 of total dollars at a 5% inflation rate. As crazy as that sounds, a parent would have to save $1,085 per month in today’s dollars to be able to reach that goal. For most parent’s, the thought of saving this much money to pay for the cost of education for just ONE child can be downright daunting. The cost of a college education cannot defy gravity forever, but to this point there has been no stopping the rising costs for a four year degree.
It’s another anniversary and a good time to reflect on where you are in your career both professionally and financially. It couldn’t be a better time to also take stock of where your overall financial plan is currently, and whether or not you are on track to make work optional. Here are four smart financial ideas to consider on this work anniversary.
Our birthdays are usually a day of reflection and celebration all at the same time. It’s often the one day of the year we measure ourselves against our goals, take stock of where we are in life, and think about what may be coming in the near term horizon for our future. You’ll often compare how you look versus your friends on places like Facebook and think about where you are in life when it comes to your money and savings. Here are my five smart money moves tips you should be considering on each and every birthday.
Divorce is never an easy thing to go through no matter what time in life this may happen to you. The trauma that it may create for you, your children, and other family members may make day to day financial decisions go to the bottom of the pile. Many people wait to try to get their financial house in order after they complete the divorce proceedings. Having seen people go through divorces over the past 20 years, we’ve come up with six important things you should do before you get divorced. By making these smart money moves, you can get your new financial situation off to the right start and not be left with tons of nagging financial problems from the divorce.
These money lesson learn as kids have a much deeper meaning in how we think about money than we can ever know in our adult years. Here are three money lessons learned as a kid and how they shaped our thinking around handling family finances today.
There are many types of insurance programs to manage these days. Yet, one of the programs most misunderstood by employees of companies and small business owners is protect your income. Since there are so many nuances of disability insurance, here are some key questions to ask yourself regarding your personal situation.