Category Archives: financial planning

Can Driving Habits Affect Your Retirement?

Most of us probably don't think about how our driving habits relate to other aspects of our lives. Sure, paying a speeding ticket is a bummer. And a car accident will ruin anyone's day. But did you ever think that being a bad driver could have an impact on your retirement? I know I didn't...until…
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What Does An Inverted Yield Curve Mean?

You've probably been hearing some news lately about how the yield curve has gone inverted recently. You man be wondering, "What is an inverted yield curve? And why does that matter to me?" These are two great questions, and important ones too! Check out this really cool video of the history of the treasury yield…
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Tips if you are planning to retire in 2019

Great advice for anyone getting close to retirement, or for someone who is already retired. Figuring out a budget for retirement is really step one. You need to know what's coming in and what will be going out. Then, you want to make sure you have enough guaranteed lifetime income to cover the essential things.…
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Never too young to learn about money!

Barclay the ice dog recently joined the NHL St. Louis Blues team for a "ruff" practice, and had a great time!  As you can see, this young dog is very comfortable on the ice, and having fun learning how to play hockey (sort of!). Similar to Barclay, our kids are never too young to learn…
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46% Of Millennials Think They Need $1000 To Start Investing. Is That True?

This is an interesting article by Emmie Martin with CNBC (with a few tweaks of my own). Many millennials may be hesitant to invest in the stock market out of fear of another collapse, but there's also a strong contingent who simply don't know that they're eligible to start. A recent survey from financial services app Twine found that…
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7 Ways To Stretch Your Retirement Savings

This was a great article I found from U.S. News & World Report by Tom Sightings, with a few of my own additions. Running out of money is one of the biggest fears people have after they retire. But there are lots of ways to prevent outliving your savings and put your mind at ease…
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