4 steps to teaching kids about money

Every parent hopes their children will live in prosperity, and it’s a common goal to want the next generation to be better off than the last. The good news is people increasingly believe this goal […]

Why do we need insurance?

Insurance isn’t fun to think about, but it can help protect you and give you peace of mind, so you can focus on the important things in life.

Business boosters: Can your business survive without you?

If you didn’t show up tomorrow, would your employees be able to go it alone? Whether you’re just taking a vacation, taking a leave of absence due to illness or contemplating the ‘R’-word (retirement), it’s […]

What does a healthy relationship with money look like?

Everyone benefits from having a strong financial role model. But examples of good money behavior can be hard to find, particularly for people raised in families where money was never discussed. Without seeing healthy relationships […]

How to make charitable giving a lifelong pursuit

Charitable donations are good for the recipient, and increasingly, research shows that they are good for the giver, too. Supporting a cause you believe in can generate tax benefits, boost personal happiness and may even […]

What are the important types of insurance to have?

Learn about the most important types of insurance to have to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your legacy.

Navigating the ups and downs of business cash flow

You’re at the amusement park, waiting to board the roller coaster. You can see the whole track as you stand in line. Peaks that seem to pierce the clouds. Dizzying descents. You climb into the […]

Financial fixes: Beware of market bubbles

Centuries before the crash of 1929, the dot-com bust, and cryptocurrency, there was the tulip bulb in the Netherlands. 1 In the 1600s, the country’s emerging middle class began to fawn over the flora and display […]

How can you have guaranteed income in retirement?

Some economists point to annuities as “the most efficient way to create income in retirement,”1 but what is an annuity exactly? In the simplest terms, an annuity is a contract between you and an insurance […]

Ways to turn spending into savings

Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. It seems as if our financial needs outstrip our ability to meet them. Limited resources and rising expenses can make “getting ahead” feel impossible. In fact, about two-thirds of respondents in The Guardian […]

The surprising connection between gratitude and money

Gratitude feels good. Studies show that practicing gratitude elevates your mood. It also lowers your blood pressure, reduces symptoms of depression, and improves your sleep.1 Too often, we only express gratitude during holidays or milestones — […]

6 financial strategies to help you prepare for living on a retirement budget

Learning how to budget your money wisely will prepare you to survive on a reduced income when you retire. There are several things you can do to prevent yourself from withdrawing too much money from […]
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