Articles tagged 'savings'

Understanding Retirement Savings Options: SEP-IRAs

May 29, 2015 - Mark D. - 0 comments

There are many available options to save for retirement and they can be overwhelming. One option is a Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Arrangement (SEP-IRA).

SEP IRAs: A Retirement Savings Option as You Begin a New Career

May 29, 2015 - Mark D. - 0 comments

After a long career in public service, you see change on the horizon. Some would call it retirement, but not you. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, and you are confident the skill set you have is in great demand. Or, perhaps, being your own boss is something you’ve dreamed about. One of the decisions you’ll need to make: How will you continue to save when you may have 20 to 30 more productive years after you leave government?

Five Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Your Retirement

January 8, 2015 - Anna O - 0 comments

We all make New Year’s resolutions with the goal of bettering ourselves for the year ahead. Some resolutions may sound familiar – weight loss, self-improvement, increased charitable giving – but you may be overlooking one important area to improve upon, your retirement plan.

College Savings: A Message to New Parents

October 3, 2014 - Stacee - 0 comments

Babies are cute and cuddly. And while you are enjoying these precious moments with your new bundle, remember that now is also the best time to start planning a successful future for them.

Education Loans vs. Retirement Savings

April 10, 2014 - Laura - 0 comments

There’s an ongoing debate parents often face that has very little to do with political preferences — deciding whether to pay for a child’s college education and possibly taking a loan in order to do so, or saving that money toward retirement.

What Would You Give Up?

October 31, 2013 - Laura - 0 comments

For many people, the question “What would you give up?” is a tough one to answer, but what if someone asked you more specifically, “What small thing could you give up on a routine basis in order to save for something big, like retirement”? What would your answer be?

Three Small Changes That Will Help Me to Save Big in the New Year

January 28, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

Each year at the end of December, I mentally take stock of the things I want to change for the coming year. I make a short list of financial and personal goals and try my hardest to stick to them. This year is no different. As I begin to think about my goals, I’ve listed a few small financial changes below that will ultimately help me reach some of my financial goals. I’m hoping that if I stick to doing what I’ve listed below, I will be able to save myself at least $600 over the course of the entire year.

How Much Money Do You Eat?

September 20, 2012 - Alisha M. - 0 comments

I eat a lot of money. Not literally, of course, but between groceries and eating out, a significant portion of my income goes to food. In an effort to save money, I have stopped eating out so much, but I can’t stop buying groceries. And I won’t stop buying healthy foods, although I could save a lot if I were willing to eat hot dogs and boxed macaroni and cheese every day.

Baby Makes Three

April 30, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

As young professionals with a new baby, my husband and I have had to make many adjustments in the past few months since our son was born, and more recently, since I‘ve returned to work full-time. Let me be the first to say that babies are a wonderful blessing. They’re cute, cuddly and usually smell pretty good.

The Positives of Having a Savings Account

September 21, 2011 - Tameka - 0 comments

Growing up, I was always educated on the importance of saving money but I never knew just how good saving money could really be.

College Savings: A Student’s Perspective

September 6, 2011 - Stacee - 0 comments

Student loans, private loans, PLUS loans (a loan that eligible parents can apply for to help pay their dependent’s education expenses)... How do you choose the right option for your budget?

Getting the Most Out of CDs

June 28, 2011 - Shelby - 0 comments

Used as a savings instrument, a CD (Certificate of Deposit) offers a fixed interest rate that is guaranteed. And it’s usually a small step up from what savings accounts offer, particularly in the current market.

Death to Scissors

May 31, 2011 - Brandon - 0 comments

When I moved into my house, I realized after getting my first Sunday sales circular that I didn’t have any scissors. I thought that those coupon folks were pretty darn biased. I couldn’t be the only other person who was scissor challenged. How insensitive of them to assume we all have that sharp apparatus in our homes.

Squash the Excuses for Not Saving

March 31, 2011 - Laura - 0 comments

We are three months into the new year. Are your 2011 savings goals on track? You, like many others, have most likely set at least one financial resolution or goal you hope to achieve this year. And like many others, you might have excuses for why you haven’t begun working on those goals.