Health Costs Top List of Concerns for Americans Planning Retirement

If you're busy planning for your retirement or just dreaming about it, a new poll reports health costs top the list of concerns for Americans looking toward their Golden Years. In fact, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) are confident they have saved enough -- or will save enough -- to retire comfortably, [...]

By |2019-01-16T14:51:45+00:00January 17th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Health Costs Top List of Concerns for Americans Planning Retirement

Make an Estimated Tax Payment Now to Avoid Tax-time Shock

While official "Tax Day" doesn't arrive until April 15, it’s not too late to make an estimate tax payment to avoid a tax-time shock in the months ahead. The Internal Revenue Service advises employees -- whose 2018 federal income tax withholding unexpectedly falls short of their tax liability for the [...]

By |2019-01-05T16:17:57+00:00January 8th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Make an Estimated Tax Payment Now to Avoid Tax-time Shock

Energy-Savings Ideas to Keep More Money in Your Pocket

Soon it will be autumn and cooler weather will be on its way which means you will be spending more time indoors. It also means you could be using more heat and/or more energy, which adds up to paying more in utility bills. But do not get too down as [...]

By |2018-08-05T11:53:22+00:00August 9th, 2018|Finance|Comments Off on Energy-Savings Ideas to Keep More Money in Your Pocket

Ways You Can Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

With interest rates slated to rise through 2018, it can be an opportunity for individuals to reap the most from a situation that at face value seems negative. Rising interest rates basically means it costs you more to borrow, but there are situations out there where these rising rates can [...]

By |2018-06-11T11:52:13+00:00June 14th, 2018|Finance|Comments Off on Ways You Can Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

Top Concerns When Opening A Joint Bank Account

Top Concerns When Opening A Joint Bank Account Married couples, couples that live together, and aging parents often ask themselves if it would be easier to have a joint bank account. For instances like paying bills and utilities, it can be a great way to simplify things. However, before taking [...]

By |2018-05-29T14:14:40+00:00May 31st, 2018|Finance|Comments Off on Top Concerns When Opening A Joint Bank Account

A Look at How ATMs are Evolving

As mobile technology becomes the norm for banking, ATMs are currently undergoing a revamp. The changes that we are currently seeing are just the beginning. Biometrics and iris scanners may become the industry standard as they grow in popularity in other countries. However, many of us are still using plastic [...]

By |2018-05-14T13:40:55+00:00May 17th, 2018|Finance|Comments Off on A Look at How ATMs are Evolving

Can You Manage Two Jobs Without Burning Out First?

If your are managing two jobs, or wearing multiple hats when it comes to making ends meet, you are not alone. Today, many households have two incomes to keep the household working and afloat.  And, it's not uncommon for two income streams (or more) to come from the same person, [...]

By |2018-04-22T16:08:41+00:00April 26th, 2018|Finance|Comments Off on Can You Manage Two Jobs Without Burning Out First?

Why You Need An Emergency Fund

It might be a medical emergency or a family emergency, or something half-way in between. But in any event, the emergency is a part of life. And you should always be ready for the unexpected and that means having some funds set aside for such. Bottomline: It’s important that when [...]

By |2018-03-20T09:05:25+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Finance|Comments Off on Why You Need An Emergency Fund

How To Handle Tax Season If You Have A Side Hustle

According to a report last year, there were 44 million Americans who said they had a side hustle. According to CNN Money, “of the 86% who say they earn extra money from a side hustle every month, 36% are making $500 or more.” With more people taking on side hustles [...]

By |2018-02-27T09:34:28+00:00February 28th, 2018|Finance|Comments Off on How To Handle Tax Season If You Have A Side Hustle