thumb

Baby on board? Plan your growing family’s financial future.

Kids are expensive. From diapers to college, the cost of raising a child is a significant factor in every family’s monthly finances. Experts estimate the average cost of raising a child in the U.S. from birth to age 17 can top $200,000. Whether you are just considering starting a family or already have a baby…

Read more

thumb

So You Want to Retire Early? What You Can Do Now to Prepare

You’ve done your time. You’ve had a long (and hopefully rewarding) career and are ready to ease into retirement. There’s one problem. You’re not quite officially retirement age yet. You have a few years (maybe more) until you reach age 62 and can start receiving Social Security. And a few more years still until you…

Read more

thumb

Helping Your Child Buy a Home

How quickly they grow up. Spend a few minutes talking to parents whose children are now grown up and you might hear a common refrain that goes something like this: the years go by so fast, one day they were in diapers and the next day they were moving out of the house. When a…

Read more

thumb

Do You Need An Emergency Fund? Six Reasons You Do.

An emergency fund is like building cardio in your exercise routine. It strengthens your daily financial wellness (like your heart and lungs), increases your long-term financial health (similar to your metabolism) and can lead to a longer, more financially fit life. Without an emergency fund, you may have to rely on credit cards, a loan…

Read more