How To Build Your Starter Emergency Fund Fast

How To Build Your Starter Emergency Fund Fast

Emergencies, they happen but they don’t sting as bad when you’re able to pull the money from your savings to cover it.  According to Bankrate.com only 40 percent of Americans would pay an unexpected expense of $1,000 from savings, 1/3 would borrow the money by using a credit card, personal loan, or by asking a family friend.  If you have to borrow it then that’s what you have to do but here’s the thing about borrowing money you borrow the money, you still have to pay it back so you now have another bill to pay each month.

3 Major Financial Challenges Women Face And The Steps To Overcome Them

3 Major Financial Challenges Women Face And The Steps To Overcome Them

Unfortunately, many women defer investing to their husband or never invest at all.

I’ve seen the scary results of women not taking an active role in the family finances.

When I worked at a financial planning firm, we had a client pass away.

His wife came into the office for a meeting so she could be caught up on their accounts.

This was the first time we were ever meeting her. Up until now, she simply let her husband handle the investing.

Now she was alone and completely clueless as to their investment plan, her investments, and even account balances.

Should You Consolidate or Refinance Your Student Loans?

Should You Consolidate or Refinance Your Student Loans?

Making payments on your student loans is the worst. Unfortunately, there’s no getting around it: You have to pay them back. But how do you know if you’re doing it the “right” way?

Obviously, you want to pay them off as fast as you can. That way, you can spend that money on something more fun. But should you consolidate your loans or refinance them? It can feel overwhelming when trying to make this decision, especially when new offers are constantly arriving in your mailbox.

But don’t sweat it!

How I Do A Monthly Financial Checkup

How I Do A Monthly Financial Checkup

Do you know where you stand financially?  At the end of every month I sit down for 30 mins and complete a financial checkup.  A financial checkup is a layout of all my income and expenses for the month along with an analysis of how I spent my money in the previous month along with any outstanding debt balances and a status update of where I stand when it comes to my financial goals, so the balance in my savings, sinking funds and investment accounts (including retirement).