Year: 2024

Financial Planning in Your Twenties

Navigating your twenties involves a whirlwind of experiences, from diving into the workforce to wrapping up education and exploring job opportunities. It’s a pivotal time filled with opportunities for growth, personally and professionally. While everyone is different, there are some important goals to aim for in your twenties that can help set you up for […]

Protect Yourself: Approach Co-signing With Caution

Co-signing a loan for a family member or a friend can be a kind-hearted gesture, but it involves substantial risks that should not be ignored. Whether it’s for a child’s car loan, a student loan, or a friend’s business venture, it’s important to understand all the possible drawbacks before agreeing to co-sign. To avoid any […]

Navigating The Recent Jobs Report Update

In recent job market news, we’ve received some pleasantly surprising updates that continue to shape our economic landscape. Last month, the unemployment rate hit an impressive low of 3.7%, showcasing a job market that’s not just resilient but stronger than we expected. Adding to the good news, a whopping 353,000 jobs were created in January, […]

What to Expect From a Financial Fiduciary

When it comes to managing your finances, it’s essential to trust your financial advisor. There are various types of advisors, but fiduciaries are particularly noteworthy because they adhere to distinct standards. If you’re seeking trustworthy guidance, it is important to understand the role and expectations of a financial fiduciary. Let’s take a closer look at […]

Buy Now, Pay Later: What Consumers Need to Know

As consumer budgets face increasing pressure, many individuals are turning to alternative payment methods to make purchases. One such method, known as “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL), has become quite popular. Let’s take a closer look at what BNPL really entails and discuss some important things to keep in mind before using it. Understanding the […]

Recent Changes in Federal Law and Old 401(k)s

A recent change in federal law is likely to significantly impact individuals with smaller 401(k) retirement plans left behind at their previous employers. Although the new law is intended to be beneficial, it is essential to note that there may be potential negative consequences that the public should be aware of. The History  The landscape […]

Navigating Tax Hikes: A Strategy for High-Income Earners

Last week, we explored the concept of FAST goals, emphasizing the importance of taking immediate action for goal attainment. If you’re looking for an effective financial strategy to take action in the new year, then the Back-Door Roth IRA could be a strong option to consider. Back-Door Roth IRA: A Strategic Financial Move If your […]

A Guide to Setting FAST Goals for 2024

As we begin a new year, it’s a great time to reflect on the past and set strategic goals for the future. What did you accomplish in the previous year? Did you have any written goals? If not, do you think having them might have helped you accomplish more? Many people never write down their […]