We live in changing times. The good things we are experiencing today might not be so tomorrow. Conversely, the negative experiences we are also now having could disappear the next day. We never know w...
We have all learned that life changes quickly, some of the good things we may be experiencing today might not be so tomorrow. It is also true that the negative experiences we are also now having could...
Who is teaching you how to use your money? Oh maybe you talk to your know it all brother in law or the guys down at the local watering hole. Please remember just because they are driving a Lexus or l...
Saving for retirement is even more important for solo-entrepreneurs because you don't have a company sponsored pension plan or matching 401K contributions to rely on. There are many retirement plans ...
By Mark J. Smith, CFP(r), CPA/PFS, CIMA(r)Principal, M.J. Smith and AssociatesAs Woody Allen once said, "Money is better than poverty, if only forfinancial reasons." Most of us want to make the mo...
About a year ago my fiancé determined to venture forth and set up some retirement planning. She wanted to do this on her own so that she could feel the sense of accomplishment that would accompany a v...
If you're past 40 or in your 50s, things are a little more difficult. It's difficult to predict the amount of income that you'll need during retirement. The needs and interest rates are bound to vary ...
There is always much talk about what the secrets for achieving financial dreams, whatever they be, are. It may seem like a mystery as to why some people seem to be able to make a lot of money, k...
Can money buy you happiness? That is a question asked by people for centuries. Ancient Egyptians buried themselves with their treasures to ensure happiness in the afterworld. In this century, it seems...
Even though planning your estate isn't an enjoyable job it's necessary so that you can efficiently and successfully transfer all of your assets to those you leave behind. With a bit of careful ...