Guarding Against Identity Theft

Guarding Against Identity Theft

Guarding Against Identity Theft Take steps to protect your vital information.   America is enduring a data breach epidemic. The latest annual study of the problem from Javelin Strategy & Research, a leading financial analytics research firm, says that 16.7...
5 Questions to Help You Manage Money Well as a Couple

5 Questions to Help You Manage Money Well as a Couple

When you marry, your financial life changes – and your approach to managing your money may change as well. To succeed as a couple, you may also have to succeed financially. At some point, you will have to ask yourselves questions about both your shared finances and...
Rehearsing for Retirement

Rehearsing for Retirement

Imagine if you could preview your retirement in advance. In a sense, you can. Financially and mentally, you can “rehearse” for the third act of your life, while still enjoying the second. Pretend you are retired for a month or two. Take two steps to act out your...

What Could You Do With Your Tax Refund?

About 70% of taxpayers receive sizable refunds from the Internal Revenue Service. Just how sizable? The average refund totals about $2,800.1 What do households do with that money? It varies. Last year, consumer financial services company Bankrate asked Americans about...