Should You Automate Your Finances?

Automate your finances

One of the recent trends in finances is automation. Thanks to technology, it’s possible to schedule automatic bill payments, and to schedule automatic transfers so that your money is moved from your checking account to your savings account or investment account. Automated finances can simplify your cash flow so that you don’t have to worry […]

Financial New Year’s Resolution: Create a Will

create a will

As always, this time of year prompts thoughts about how to improve your situation for the future. When putting together your list of resolutions for the coming year, though, chances are that you haven’t thought much about estate planning. The most common New Year’s resolutions focus around things like saving more, spending less, and paying […]

Do You Know Your Financial Personality?

Financial Personality

In recent years, there has been a great deal of interest in pinpointing financial personalities. I find all of these quizzes interesting because they go beyond the idea of being a saver vs. being a spender. Your household finances are more complex than that, and these quizzes offer a more nuanced look at the way […]

Will You Have to Push Back Your Retirement?

push back retirement

One of the biggest fears that many Americans face is retirement. Will you have enough money to retire? That’s a question that many Americans are scared to answer, and the Great Recession has only made the retirement issue even more difficult. A recent article on CNN Money reports on a Wells Fargo survey that makes […]