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What’s New in the World of Higher Education?

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Whether your son or daughter is expecting college decisions any day now or whether you’re planning ahead for future years, here’s what’s new in the world of higher education. Costs for 2013/2014 Question: What goes up every year no matter what the economy at large is doing? Answer: The cost of college. The reasons are …

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Test Your Knowledge of Financial Basics

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Working with a trusted financial professional is one of the best ways to help improve your overall financial situation, but it’s not the only thing you can do. Educating yourself about personal finance concepts can help you better understand your advisor’s recommendations, and result in more productive and potentially more prosperous financial planning discussions. Take …

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Filing Your 2013 Federal Income Tax Return

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For most people, the due date for filing a 2013 federal income tax return is April 15, 2014. Here are a few things to keep in mind this filing season. Lots of changes to consider While most individuals will pay taxes based on the same federal income tax rate brackets that applied for 2012, a …

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Are you ready to retire?

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Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not you are ready to retire. Is your nest egg adequate? It’s obvious, but the earlier you retire, the less time you’ll have to save, and the more years you’ll be living off of your retirement savings. The average American can expect to live …

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The Frugal Habits of Millionaires

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The word “millionaire” typically conjures up images of a lavish, jet-setting lifestyle, but behind the scenes, that may not always be the case. Like Warren Buffett, who famously still lives in the relatively modest house in Omaha, Nebraska, that he bought in 1958 for $31,500, many millionaires (and billionaires) live a modest, if not downright …

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