Archive for June, 2011

3 basic rules for managing your finances during retirement

June 22nd, 2011 John Evans

As a new retiree you’ve probably asked yourself “how shall I go about spending my retirement savings?” more than a few times. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. You’ve spent the vast majority of your life saving as much as you possibly can for your golden years. Now that you’ve retired, the focus has shifted from […]

Pay off debt now or save for the future?

June 21st, 2011 Mike Finlayson

At one point or another, families all across the country will ask themselves: shall we pay off debt or save for the future? The answer to this question boils down to simple math. Let’s say, for example, that you have saved $10,000 and deposited the money in a CD or money market fund at your […]

Do you know what you spend?

June 20th, 2011 Doug Benjamin

Chances are, you probably know what you spend on your mortgage or rent, car payments and utilities. Most people know what they spend on the “big items,” but have no clue what they spend on the “little things.” Here’s the thing. When people learn how much they actually spend on the “little things,” they are […]