There's a fine line between keeping financial records for a reasonable period of time and becoming a pack rat. A general rule of thumb is to keep financial records only as long as necessary. For example, you may want to keep ATM receipts only temporarily, until you've reconciled them with your bank statement.
If you're a parent or grandparent of a college student or soon-to-be college student, you might be interested to learn what's new in the world of higher education.
Often in life, you have investment goals that you hope to reach. Say, for example, you have determined that you would like to have $1 million in your investment portfolio by the time you retire. But will you be able to get there?
The New Year brings with it new opportunities for improvement no matter which stage of life you’re in. And since we Americans don’t always save as much as we should, taking a look at how we handle our money is a good idea.
Do you have an old company 401k or 403(b) plan that you haven’t touched since you’ve left your last job?
Did you know that rolling over your old company retirement account could provide you investment opportunities beyond the traditional “bucket” of mutual funds?
You can't help but hear about the frequent ups and downs of the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500 index. The performance of both major indexes is widely reported and analyzed in detail by financial news outlets around the nation.
The federal government requires the use of certain published interest rates to value various items used in estate planning, such as an income, annuity, or remainder interest in a trust. The government also specifies interest rates that a taxpayer may be deemed to use in connection with certain installment sales or intra-family loans.
An estate plan is a map that explains how you want your personal and financial affairs to be handled in the event of your incapacity or death. It allows you to control what happens to your property if you die or become incapacitated. An estate plan should be reviewed periodically.