Archive for May, 2011

We want to start investing – where do we start?

May 31st, 2011 Lee Curry

As you settle down and become more financially stable, chances are you will begin to increasingly think about investing your money for the future. While this is an exciting time that is full of opportunities, it can also be confusing and overwhelming. Many couples start out with the best intentions, but then become paralyzed by […]

How to adjust finances when the kids are out of the house

May 18th, 2011 Teri Keenan

When children leave the home and become fully independent it’s not only a big lifestyle change for them, it’s also a big change for you. In addition to the emotional challenges that come with an empty house, there are also many financial changes that need to be considered. Your children have been a top financial […]

Does it make sense to refinance your home?

May 13th, 2011 Jayne Sandler

As a homeowner, there will more than likely come a time when you will feel like it is a good idea to refinance your home. However, it’s important to keep in mind that refinancing a home isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. There are costs involved with refinancing a home, and it’s important […]

15 financial tips for college students

May 9th, 2011 Jeff Johnson

College is an exciting, fun and sometimes stressful time. In addition to classes, new friends and decisions about your future, you’re faced with your fair share of life lessons in money management. Money management can be daunting – especially if you’re just starting out. But it doesn’t have to be. To get you started on […]

Retirement reality check

May 3rd, 2011 Lee Curry

If you have already retired or if you can count the number of years until retirement on your fingers, please heed this friendly warning: Unless you’re already making the most of your current retirement planning strategies, then it may be difficult to lay the groundwork for a financially secure future. Don’t just take my word […]