Identity theft is becoming much more commonplace. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans experience some form of identity theft each year. If you are a victim of this crime, you should take the following steps: 1. Contact your financial planner (Crimmins Wealth … [Read more...] about Eight Steps to Take When Your Identity is Stolen
Many of you have heard of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) but may not have given them much thought. An HSA allows a health plan participant to save money in their account tax-free to pay for or reimburse themselves for qualified health care expenses. Your contributions are tax-deductible (or pre-tax … [Read more...] about Thinking About Using a Health Savings Account?
It can be tempting as an investor to let our political opinions influence our decisions. But it's a dangerous strategy. Statistics show it really doesn’t make much difference which party is in power. Even though it might look like an easy way to make money it’s not. As David Booth has said, Vote … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Why Investing and Politics Don’t Mix
I have been talking about doing it for over a year now – cutting the cable cord. Frankly, I avoided it because my email was tied to my cable provider and I was just too lazy to change it. However, one day the cable company did me a favor. My email stopped working. I called several times being put … [Read more...] about How to Cut the Cord and Save Money
Don't confuse risk and volatility. Risk refers to a permanent loss of capital. Market volatility is short-term and a common occurrence. If you have a financial plan and stay disciplined during the periods of volatility they shouldn't pose a long-term risk. … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Risk & Volatility Are NOT the Same Thing
There is a natural progression for most things in life where there is a beginning and an ending. Most phases or experiences usually have a distinct starting point and a final finish. This also occurs with aging as the early years are categorized as infant, toddler, preschooler and so on with each … [Read more...] about Beginnings and Endings