Money In The Bank: Should You Take a Lump Sum for Your Pension?

You work hard. In fact, you have been working hard your entire career, and it is just about time to call it quits for good. Ah, retirement. You may even be one of the lucky few with an employer who offered a pension. Now it’s time to just sit back and collect monthly payments for […]


How to Prepare for the Unexpected With a Flexible Career Plan

Modern careers come with many twists and turns. The idea of holding one job for life is long gone. Now, changing roles, companies, and even professional fields is par for the course. In this ever-shifting work environment, it can feel impossible to lay down a career plan. After all, who knows what might be around […]


How to Reach Inbox Zero With These Gmail Hacks

I have over 3,000 unread emails in my inbox. Admittedly, I intentionally allowed my inbox to accumulate these emails in order to write this article. Within two hours, I went from 3,000 to just close to 400 using the method I will outline below. I still have a while to go before reaching “inbox zero.” […]


Why You Should, and Shouldn’t, Use Your Credit Card Every Day

Every time you shop, you make a decision whether to pay by card or cash. Paying cash makes it easier to stick to a budget, helps you stay out of debt, and keeps credit card costs at bay. On the other hand, credit cards come with a lot of perks that make them attractive to […]


How to Save on Closing Costs When You Buy a Home

Many future homebuyers spend years saving and planning for a down payment. But when they get ready to actually purchase a home, they’re shocked at the amount of closing costs. On average, closing costs amount to between 2 and 5 percent of the total purchase price of a home. That can be a hefty fee, […]


Resigning on Good Terms: How to Quit Your Job the Right Way

A long-running survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Americans born in the latter years of the baby boom held, on average, nearly 12 jobs over their lifetime. That equates to a lot of ‘Dear John’ resignation letters. Fast forward to today, millennials are already becoming known as a generation of job-hoppers. In […]