July 6, 2015
It’s been said that the first few years of retirement are a lot like the first few years of marriage: It can be a bumpy ride until you adjust to your new life together. The reason? For better or worse, retirement imposes major changes on a marriage, and that change is often stressful.
July 2, 2015
From pop-up ads to robo calls, it seems like everyone wants to give you your credit score these days. But is knowing your credit score really that important?
June 30, 2015
Watching the stock market take a tumble can be rough on the nerves. Literally. That’s the finding of a recent study by two University of California-San Diego finance professors who found that there is “a strong inverse link between daily stock returns and hospital admissions, particularly for psychological conditions such as anxiety, panic disorder, or major depression.”
June 29, 2015
Each month our financial experts answer your questions about finance and investing. This month we're asking, what is the right level of risk, and what's the tradeoff?
At some point, you’ll say “goodbye” to your coworkers, get into your car and drive toward the next phase of your life—retirement. But when will that be? Will you retire early to give yourself extra time to build a different life? Keep working to save more for retirement? Or do you love what you do and plan to keep doing it for as long as possible?
At almost every point in your life, you’ll likely need to juggle current expenses with savings. This ongoing balancing act often means that important long-term financial needs take a back seat to more pressing demands on your money.
Building a financial plan is a lot like building a house: Both need a strong foundation to support your needs and last you a lifetime. Whether you’re just starting out or revisiting your finances after a family or lifestyle change, these four steps can help you lay the cornerstones of a solid financial plan.