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 […]

How Much Did the Great Recession Cost You?

Great Recession Recovery

Many consumers still feel as though the Great Recession is still affecting them, even though it’s been over for years. (Technically, the Great Recession lasted from December 2007 to June 2009.) There’s a reason that many of still feel the pinch, though. The Great Recession cost each household between $50,000 and $120,000, according to a […]

Do You Trust Your Partner with Money?

Do you trust your spouse with money?

My husband trusts me with money so much that he looks at our finances maybe once or twice a year. His interest in our financial situation is pretty much limited to, “Do we have enough for this thing?” If the answer is, “Not right now,” he counters with, “What do we need to do to make […]

3 Good Reasons to Give Financial Gifts

Give away money

When we think of savvy finances, we rarely think that giving money away is the smartest thing to do. After all, shouldn’t you be using that money for something else – like building wealth? The reality, though, is that well-rounded finances include an aspect of giving. And, believe it or not, giving your money away […]