financial planning

Planning Lessons for Educators – Addressing Your Financial Issues

Being an educator requires expertise and that you stay current on developments in your field. However, that level of ongoing attention can make it difficult to find the time to stay on top of issues that affect your finances, or to put together a comprehensive financial plan. Whether you work directly with students or focus

A Financial Checklist for Life-Changing Events

When it comes to financial planning, people often think of financial professionals as people who assist with strategies for retirement planning. That is one aspect of their job; however, financial planning and working with a financial professional can benefit anybody who experiences life-changing events, including getting a new job, marriage, debt repayment plans, buying a

Inflation: The Nemesis of Every Single Retiree

With proactive planning and smart strategies, its impact can be mitigated As a retiree, one of the significant financial challenges you may encounter is inflation. The rising costs of goods and services can erode the purchasing power of your retirement savings, making it difficult to maintain your desired lifestyle. However, it’s not all doom and

Financial Survival After a Job Loss

You may have lost your job already, or it’s something you’re concerned about. Either way, the keys to surviving a job loss financially are to plan ahead, take stock of your income, and cut your expenses. Plan ahead If you haven’t been laid off, it’s a good idea to plan ahead for that possibility. It’s

4 Financial Planning Tips for Firefighters

Only about 25% of Americans aged 60 and over have access to a defined-benefit plan, also known as a pension.1 Firefighters are in the small group of Americans who have the option of an employer-sponsored pension plan, but this may not be enough for a confident retirement. So what else can you do now to

Year-End Financial Planning

Presented by Rich Tegge With the end of the year quickly approaching, it is a wonderful time to begin organizing your finances for the New Year. We’ve put together a list of important financial planning topics that warrant consideration. Flexible spending accounts Money that you’ve put away in your flexible spending accounts (FSAs) must be

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