The 7 Ways To Be Happy Right Now

Do you need to win the lottery to be happy? Will finding your soulmate make you happier than you have ever been before? Would buying a new car, a new outfit, or a larger home hold the key to everlasting happiness? While most people are aware that money can’t actually buy happiness, they still hold out hope that more money will improve …

Can You Build A Successful Financial Life Plan? It Depends.

Let’s begin with the most important question: What is a financial life plan? I define it as a roadmap that accounts for, first and foremost, your highest values. It considers the transitions you will likely encounter along the way. Think job change, marriage, children, health challenges, college costs, divorce, death…Are you getting the picture? A financial life plan is quite …

A Recession Won’t Wreck Your Retirement…But This Will

Here is what matters if you’ve made it and want to keep it. Do the financial markets have your attention? I assume so. After all, Wednesday’s 800-point drop in the Dow was the worst day in the U.S. stock market this year. And while many investors missed it, the December 2018 plunge in stock prices capped off a 20% decline …

The Dow Just Dropped 767 Points. Here’s What You Need to Do Now

Stocks plunged on Monday as tensions between the U.S. and China flared. While big, sudden stock-market drops are never fun, if you’ve been smart and disciplined with your investments, there’s no reason to panic. President Trump’s trade war escalated on Monday, when China moved to devalue its currency, making Chinese goods cheaper to foreign consumers and partially countering the effects …

Expressing Yourself In Retirement

“Hey Dad, something caught my eye back there. Can we go back and check it out?” Those were the words my son shared with me a few weeks ago while we were visiting an amusement park. I replied, “Okay, we can do that… what did you see that caught your eye?” Seemingly glad that I asked he proudly said, “Well you …

Capital One says information of over 100 million individuals in U.S., Canada hacked

July 29 (Reuters) – Capital One Financial Corp said on Monday that personal information including names and addresses of about 100 million individuals in the United States and 6 million people in Canada were obtained by a hacker who has been arrested. The suspect, a 33-year-old former Seattle technology company software engineer identified as Paige Thompson, made her initial appearance …

4 Big Retirement Questions You Need To Answer Now

Knowing the answers to these key four big retirement questions are imperative to boost your chances of a secure financial future. Finding the right answer for your personal financial needs can be confusing, stressful, and complicated.  If you are feeling any of these emotions along the retirement planning path, you could likely benefit from getting some professional guidance when answering …

3 Steps To Experiencing 145 Fewer Days Of Financial Stress

Do you find yourself in a frequent state of stress and worry about your finances? If so, you’re not alone. In a study last year, 30% of Americans reported being “constantly” stressed about finances, and the average American spends nearly six months out of the year feeling stressed over their finances. But letting that anxiety overwhelm you doesn’t have to …