Tax Filing Season is Upon Us

Tis the season…to start thinking of filing your taxes. This is the last year under President Obama’s term so you should expect things to be pretty similar to last year. However, there have been a few changes. CNN Money recently discussed some of these changes and how to make sure you file in time for 2016. (more…)

Let the Countdown to Retirement Begin

If retirement is in your near future, it is your job to start planning now. Get those ducks in a row years before your anticipated retirement so that it can happen when you intend to. Most people know that as you approach retirement your investments should become more conservative and your savings should increase, but USA Today recently came up with a thorough to-do list before you take the big plunge. (more…)

Financial Gifts for the Little Ones in Your Life

It’s that time of year again, when panic sets in as we try to find the best gifts to give to our loved ones. For many it can be especially difficult to figure out what to get their grandchildren, or perhaps you’re a RINK like me and are looking to give something meaningful to your young nieces or nephews. Instead of getting the little ones something that they will play with once, consider giving a financial gift this year instead. US News recently came up with a few gifts that will benefit them in the years to come. (more…)

How to Allow Yourself to Spend During Retirement

If you have been a responsible, diligent saver for your whole working life, it may be difficult for you to allow yourself spend your savings during retirement. It is common to feel guilty about spending your hard earned money but retirement is exactly the reason you have been saving it. CNN Money recently gave some advice on how to give yourself a break and enjoy your retirement savings. (more…)