Should You Pay for TransUnion’s Credit Monitoring Services?

Do you know your credit score? Chances are, one of two things happened when you read that question. Either your score came immediately to mind, or you felt a sharp twinge of guilt. After all, you really should know your credit score, and you’ve been meaning to check it… When it comes to credit, there are […]


What to Do When Your Employer’s Retirement Plan Sucks

Maybe you are the person who eagerly devours benefit booklets and paperwork first thing when you get a new job. Or perhaps you’ve been at your office for 10+ years and you just realized that you should probably start saving for retirement. Regardless, at some point you are likely to be faced with the task […]


9 Things to Consider When Combining Finances

When it comes to personal finance, we all do things a little differently. After a few years, our money habits can become more like money rules, and staying open minded to new ways of handling our finances can be tough. Even the more flexible among us can still struggle with financial changes. Still, though managing […]


Why You Need to Worry About Asset Protection Planning

At its core, asset protection planning is about keeping your money and property safe from those who might take it from you via the legal system. Commonly, people engage in asset protection planning to minimize risk of loss from potential litigation, divorce, or to protect against would be creditors. In this article, we’ll cover asset […]


The Most Common Tax Deductions: What You Need to Know

Let’s face it: Fall is already upon us. By now, the kids are all back in school, the weather is changing (unless you’re here in California), and you’ve likely been enjoying your favorite pumpkin-flavored coffee beverage for a few weeks. Where did the year go? If you are anything like me, you have begun thinking […]


How to Access Traditional Funds In Early Retirement

Saving for retirement can be one of those things that is simple, but not easy. If you are like most people, you probably spend a lot of time and energy worrying about getting the money into your retirement accounts in the first place and haven’t considered how you’ll get it out. In practice, adequately funding […]