Healthy Finances

Healthy Finances

Saving more money is a goal for many people. Whether retirement is looming or decades down the road, saving as much money as possible is a great way for men and women to plan for their financial futures. But saving money is not always so easy, especially as the cost…
The dawn of a new calendar year often marks the end of the sometimes hectic holiday season. This time of year marks a return to normalcy for many families, as the kids go back to school and parents return to work. The beginning of January also serves as a great…
Exchanging gifts with loved ones is one of the joys of the holiday season. But it can be challenging to reign in holiday spending when your shopping list is especially lengthy. Fortunately, there are many ways for holiday shoppers to cut costs this season. Create a limited gift exchange. Speak…
The cost of owning an automobile extends beyond maintenance and fueling costs. One of the biggest expenses motorists must plan for is auto insurance, the cost of which can vary greatly depending on geography and driver history. But no matter where drivers live or what their histories are, there are…
Fall and winter can be tough on your home and your wallet. As temperatures drop, chances are your furnace will be working overtime. This results in two things — greater energy consumption and higher heating bills. In fact, costs associated with heating and cooling a home year round typically comprise…
When purchasing a new car, many buyers decide to finance rather than buying the car outright. Financing allows drivers the opportunity to drive a new car after making an initial down payment and then making monthly payments until the loan has been paid in full. Without the option to finance,…
In an era of escalated airline ticket prices and extra travel expenses, road trips have emerged once more as a popular and cost-conscious mode of vacationing for individuals and families. Nearly 80 percent of leisure trips in 2012 were made by car, says the U.S. Travel Association. Fodor’s Travels advises…
Upon making the transition to a new job or retiring, many people are unsure about what to do with their 401(k) or other retirement plans linked to their employer. Handling this transition can be costly, and many men and women might benefit from the advice of a professional financial advisor…
Money is something that individuals usually need more of but frequently find in short supply. People worry about money a lot. According to the YouGov poll for the Institute of Financial Planning and National Savings and Investments in Great Britain, nearly two-thirds of respondents worried about their finances, with 43…
Family vacations are the one time each year when all members of the family get to leave the daily grind behind to enjoy a little R&R together. Such excursions often strengthen family bonds and help to create lasting memories that parents and kids will cherish for years to come. Families…
Some people do not have the ability to begin saving for retirement early on. Others may have brushed retirement savings aside for so long that they are now worried that it’s too late to begin socking away money for retirement. While it’s best to start saving for retirement as early…
It’s that time of year again: tax time. You might be tempted to turn the page or put down this article, instead, remember the Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz” and know you have everything you need inside you to read on. Looming tax due dates nudge us into…
Do you have an individual retirement account, or IRA? This is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to save toward retirement. The two main types of IRAs are traditional and Roth. You might also be familiar with the term “rollover IRA,” which is a traditional IRA used for…
From various sources, I have heard the myth that “investing green means losing money while feeling good about it.” Perhaps you’ve heard that as well. While it’s true that such sun-to-energy companies as Solar Trust of America, Solyndra, Abound Solar, Fisker Automotive, Record Hill Wind, Solo Power and Abengoa Solar…
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