Savings vs. Debt Elimination – Which Comes First?

April 8th, 2019

You can scrape together a small amount of extra cash each month, but you aren’t sure what you should do with the money. If you listen to financial expert Dave Ramsey, you will work through the Seven Baby Steps, which start with creating a $1,000 emergency fund. He also advocates debt elimination before retirement savings, […]

Navigating Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

April 1st, 2019

Being self-employed has its ups, but it can also have its downs. For one, there may be enormous business costs to worry about, and you likely have to finance your retirement account entirely on your own. Fortunately, there are a number of self-employed retirement plans that can help you save enough for retirement. In fact, […]

Building a Dividend-Centered Portfolio for Your Retirement

March 25th, 2019

You may be familiar with the concept of portfolio diversification, and you may also be familiar with the concept of dividend investing, but do you know how dividend investing can help you create a more diversified portfolio? When you invest in dividend stocks, you benefit twice from both the dividend payment as well as appreciation […]

Why You Should Take a Multi-Asset Approach to Investing

March 18th, 2019

The traditional Single-Asset Investing Strategy emphasizes purchasing one item at a time and holding it for a long time. In the 1980s, this strategy was effective, primarily because interest rates were high and assets were not correlated. But in 2016, the financial markets are displaying some markedly non-traditional features. Low Interest Rates In the 1980s, […]

Financial Mistakes Retirees can Still Make in Their Golden Years

March 11th, 2019

Unbeknownst to a lot of people, some, well into their golden years, still have some financial issues when it comes to their retirement. There are still mistakes to be made, there are still some downfalls and hard times, and there are ways to navigate around those issues unscathed. We’re here today to talk about some […]