6 Travel Apps That Industry Experts Swear By to Save Money

The last thing anyone wants to do is spend more money than necessary when planning a vacation. But luckily, there are plenty of great apps to help you cut your travel costs. For every stage of a trip, from scheduling flights to booking a hotel, apps can...

How to Minimize Taxes in Retirement

Retirees can follow these simple guidelines to help manage their tax situations. Everyone can benefit by minimizing their tax liability, but retirees in particular have to pay close attention to their tax bills. When you're on a fixed income, you can't...

MEAL KITS PROVIDE TASTY DINNERS, WITH A SIDE OF LANDFILL

MY WIFE ELISABETH wandered into the kitchen while I was testing a Blue Apron meal kit. She lifted one of the four-pound Nordic Ice bags that come in the box and gave the thawed, semi-glutinous thing a squeeze. "You could make a breast larger with this...

4 Financial Milestones to Reach Before You Retire

Looking forward to retirement? Here are a few goals to hit first. Retirement is a period to look forward to for a countless number of working Americans, but it can be a financially stressful time, as well. No matter when you choose to retire, here are a...

5 Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs to Save for Retirement

Since, in general, women live longer than their male counterparts, a robust retirement savings plan is even more critical. Saving for retirement can be challenging for anyone, but especially for business owners who invest much of their own savings and...

What’s the Dirty Word in Your Business?

As a business owner, are you focused on how much money everyone is spending in your business? Or do you focus instead on how much profit you‘re going to make? Unfortunately too many small business owners focus too much time and effort on how much money is...

You’re More Likely to Retire Wealthy if You Do This One Thing

Wouldn't it be great if there was one simple thing you could do to help you better prepare for retirement and make you feel more confident about your prospects for financial security at the same time? Well, there is: Put your retirement plan in writing....

These are the most outrageous travel fees

Sick and tired of paying outrageous travel fees that don't make any sense? Use these insider tips to avoid them. Corrections and clarifications: The maximum amount Spirit Airlines charges for a carry-on bag is $65. The travel industry seems to always have...

What IS Dementia?

Dementia is formally defined as “a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.” Dementia is also referred to a variety of other terms,...

Planning your estate when you’ve got no children or heirs

Certified financial planner Mike Keeler has a client, a retired teacher, who saved diligently for her golden years and will leave behind a sizable estate when she passes away. Her estate-planning challenge, though, is that she has no children. It's a...

One Couple, Two Different Retirements?

After many years together, some retired spouses may find their daily routines far apart. When you see online ads or TV commercials about retirement planning, do they ever show baby boomer couples arguing? No. After all, retirement planning is about the...

How To Use Life Insurance In Your Retirement Planning

Investing in the market without taking losses — is it too good to be true? Not according to the University of Michigan’s head coach Jim Harbaugh. In August, University of Michigan helped Harbaugh become the top-paid college football coach in the nation,...

12 Retirement Planning Rules for People in Their 40s

Your 40s might be the most important decade when it comes to preparing for retirement. For one, you’ve likely hit your peak earning years, with several studies showing pay tends to level off for most people around age 40. If you’ve been waiting for a big...

Is It Dementia

Dementia is currently an epidemic in America. Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s,  the most common form of dementia, and the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Every 66 seconds, another person in America is diagnosed...

Should Millennials Be Your Money Models?

Gen Y is doing some things right when it comes to saving & investing. Financially, Generation Y is often criticized for being risk averse & unaware. Is this truth, or is it fiction? In some instances, pure fiction. Here are some good financial...

TOP FIVE THINGS YOU Should do before moving in to a new home

Many homebuyers view their home as “a place to live.” More and more people though are looking to maximize the value of their purchase for resale value. Many homebuyers view their home as “a place to live.” More and more people though are looking to maximize the value...