What is Supplemental Life Insurance and is it Worth the Cost?

Is supplemental life insurance worth the cost? Maybe, but private insurance might be better. Imagine you just landed a great new job. You’re really pumped for the first day of work. You put on your brand new suit, pick up your swanky briefcase, and head to the office…only to sit in onboarding meetings for the […]

APR vs. APY – How One Letter Can Mean So Much

Knowing the difference between APR and APY may not seem like a big deal on the surface. But it’s something that can save every consumer hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over the course of their lives. In this article, we’ll clear the air on the APR vs APY debate, starting with an explanation of […]

The New 2017 Federal Income Tax Brackets and Deduction Limits (Updated September ’17)

I know it’s a little soon to be talking about filing your 2017 tax return (though, it’s never actually too early!), but a bit of news happened this week that could drastically change the amount of taxes you’ll pay next year.  Donald Trump recently released his plan to cut taxes for the upcoming filing year, […]

401k vs. IRA: Where Should You Save for Retirement?

There are many decisions that we all must make about retirement. One of the most perplexing relates to the types of retirement account options available, and where we should put our money first. In this article, we’ll clear the air on the 401k vs IRA debate so you can make the best financial decision possible. […]

The Wela App: A Review

In this complete Wela app review, you’ll see how this intuitive financial software can help investors at every experience level manage their money better. I’ve been using online personal finance software for the better part of a decade. First I used Mint and after a few years there, I migrated over to HelloWallet. Both provide […]

8 Tax Benefits Every Parent Should Know

Children can bring tremendous happiness to a parent’s life. However, raising and educating those little bundles of joy can burn a noticeable hole in your wallet. Here are 8 tax breaks for parents you need to know. Fortunately, parents can take advantage of a number of tax deductions and credits designed to reduce the costs […]