What was the last money mistake you made? If you’re like most folks, you’ve made at least one upsetting money mistake in the past year — and you’d like to do better. In fact, most folks admit their finances have not gotten better over the past year. And at least half of them say the real problem is that their money mistakes have turned into bad financial habits.
Mortgage rates have risen above 7%, leaving many buyers feeling like a reasonable mortgage is out of reach. While current rates look high compared to the ultra-low rates of the past decade, they aren't outrageous from a historical perspective.
What happens when you start to feel afraid or greedy? Do you feel like taking your time and waiting to make your next move?
If you know what mistakes tend to drain retirement savings, you can take caution, make more informed decisions, and stay on track to fund your dream retirement.
The world of finance is never static. It's an ever-changing landscape that reflects the ebb and flow of economic indicators, political events, and public sentiment. Lately, the chatter about market downturns and fiscal squabbles in Washington has reached a fever pitch. So, let's break it all down for better understanding.
How often do you set new financial goals? How often do you achieve them? Most of us aren’t very successful with our goals, even when we have the best intentions and strong willpower.1 Sometimes, that’s because we’re setting unattainable goals. Other times, we’re missing the big picture and setting our goals with blinders on.
Goal-setting. It's the bread and butter of success across so many domains. But are you only scratching the surface? Dive deeper. A financial professional doesn't just help connect the dots; they can help you reveal additional possibilities you hadn’t even considered! Let's explore why.
Are you currently negotiating a new job offer or searching for a new role? This article aims to guide you on your journey. The question is: how do you ensure you receive a salary that mirrors your worth?
Noticing signs of decline in our loved ones is always hard, and making care decisions for them often feels even harder. While it's impossible to make the process entirely painless, the following guidance should be useful on your journey.
You can’t control everything when you travel. But you can control what you know, how you get ready to get away, and what you do while you’re vacationing. And if you know these common travel mistakes, you’ll be much better prepared to get away and make it a truly great experience.
Many of us have experienced the cost of financial literacy gaps at one point or another. And if you’re like most folks, the gaps in your financial literacy probably cost you at...
A gap analysis can help you see if you’re still on track to pursue your financial goals.