Tag: Personal Finance

Top Six Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

Ed note: I don’t know about you, but I get a little confused by our finances sometimes. So if I’m confused, how do I know if a financial planner is truly helping me out? It can be tough to know who will do a good job. That’s why we’ve asked Neal Frankle to help interpret […]

7 Financial Planning Tips for Single Parents

Ed note: Sometimes life changes are happy – new marriage, new baby – and sometimes they are difficult. If you’ve recently become a single parent, whether due to death, divorce or choice, you may have questions or worries about your financial situation. Here are a few things to consider. Leer en español. Single parents have […]

What to Do About Incorrect Information On Your Credit Report

Ed note: Now that you know how to read your credit report, you probably need to know what to do if you found something incorrect on it. The bad news is that it’s not a super-simple process. The good news is that Credit Karma is here to help guide you through it. In 2013, the […]

How to Read Your Credit Report

Ed note: As you start a new financial year, it’s best to do some housekeeping. Don’t worry; it doesn’t involve vacuums or brooms. Check your credit report for accuracy and to get a look at your financial health. Charmaine Ng from Credit Karma explains how to decipher the information. With so much attention focused on […]

Valuing whether cash bonuses are worth the time

Ed note: We always want more money, right? David Ning is here to help you determine which opportunities you should take advantage of to make a little more cash, and what to do with the money to maximize the value. A new opportunity to earn cash seems to pop up daily these days, but most […]

Year-End Financial Moves That Also Benefit Your Tax Return

It’s the end of the year, but it’s not too late to make some important financial moves. On the plus side, these changes have some related tax benefits. Leer en español. First, use H&R Block’s tax calculator to estimate what you may owe at tax time – or how much could be coming back to you in […]

The Credit Score Catch-22

Ed note: Think the only way to build credit is with a credit card? Think again. We all have to start somewhere. Here’s how to get on the right financial track, even without that piece of plastic in your pocket. Leer en español. For young adults, it represents the classic chicken-egg scenario. You want (and need) […]

Four decisions about money that had big time impact on our marriage

Ed note: We’ve talked about it before – marriage and managing money doesn’t always come easy. Here’s the way it went down for one couple. Plus, the amazing successes they have had as a result of their hard work. Early in our marriage my wife Carrie and I made four decisions about money. These decisions […]

Why Should You Use a 401(k)?

Ed note: You can save for retirement. Or buy that new TV right now. Much of financial planning is about keeping your sights on the long game instead of immediate gratification. It’s not easy, but Ben Edwards is here with some great reasons that kind of thinking will pay off. Leer en español. You may […]

Retirement Savings for the Self-Employed, Explained

Ed note: Saving for retirement can be daunting. Saving for retirement without a company-sponsored plan can seem impossible. There are several options out there, but you’ll have to decide what works best for you.  Leer en español. When you are self-employed, your retirement options may seem confusing. Without a company 401(k) or pension plan to […]