Start Your Retirement Planning Right With This Exercise

As you’re planning for retirement, when you stop and think about it, you’re planning for a 20- to 30-year period of your life. It’s a task to take seriously, and it’s not a good idea to wing it. As you approach retirement, it’s important to think about the life you want to live for the rest of your life and …

Why You’re Probably Not So Great at Risk Assessment

Our minds don’t always see risk clearly — and that’s important to remember as you navigate life after lockdown. As people across the country enter their fourth month of social distancing, but now with more options for things to do as states are in various phases of reopening, many of us are doing the math on exactly how cautious we …

10 of the most beautiful scenic drives through national parks

In the US, there are 419 national parks that cover more than 84 million acres, and one way to experience them is by road tripping.  Each national park has roads that you can easily drive down to experience the beauty of nature. But there are some roads in the national parks that are more scenic than the rest.  Here are …

Your 5-Step Guide to Navigating a Scary Stock Market

Investing is scary right now. It’s been hard to ride the stock market roller coaster of the last couple of months and remain calm. The S&P 500 fell by a third in just over a month and then spent the spring lurching back toward where it had started. Professional investors have plenty of guesses about what will happen in the …

Celebrate This Fourth Of July By Taking 5 Steps To Financial Freedom

The Fourth of July is an occasion to celebrate America’s independence and the freedoms that we enjoy as citizens of this country. But in “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” many Americans are struggling from a lack of financial freedom, and suffering from the fear and anxiety of not having enough financial security. What if …

Retiring Into a Shaky Market? Think Long Term Anyway

If you’re on the cusp of retirement or have just stopped working, it’s hard to tune out the stock market’s recent gyrations. Most investors who are still saving can safely ignore the headlines, turn off the television and go on with their lives. New retirees may feel they’re in a more precarious position. But maintaining a healthy dose of stocks …

Every Day Drills to Maintain Physical and Mental Wellness During Times of Stress

Market ups and downs, emotional ups and downs, working from home, and a recession has caused many companies and individuals to have feelings of uncertainty, fear, and doubt. This is a natural reaction. But how do we overcome these feelings and move forward? Brigham Tomco is the CEO of Emmersion Learning. He shared with me some keen insights on how …

Why the Stock Market Just Doesn’t Care

Towns and cities across the United States have been convulsed in protest against police killings of black people. The president has declared that he is prepared to deploy the United States military to “dominate” the streets — while his secretary of defense says he opposes using military force against American civilians. Teetering on a constitutional precipice, the country faces catastrophic …

Father’s Day 2020: The 6 Money Attitudes This Dad Wants You To Adopt

Father’s Day is an occasion for celebrating all of the wonderful dads in our lives. But instead of buying your dad a gift that he doesn’t really need and might not even want (a necktie? with a matching face mask? another pair of socks?), why not give the gift that every dad secretly craves: a sympathetic ear for his hard-earned …