We’ve wrangled up 10 of our favorite financial experts to share the wisdom of their financially-savvy ways in a new article series called, “Leave It to the Pros.” First up: Chuck J. Rylant, MBA, CFP and author of new book, “How to Be Rich: The Couple’s Guide to a Rich Life Without Worrying About Money.”
Gold, gold, gold! It’s hard to escape the constant chatter about gold – the rising price, the investment potential and why YOU should invest in gold now. But what can you really believe? Certified Financial Planner Tammy Kraig explains the gold phenomenon and helps you decide if you should buy in.
The secret to financial independence isn’t the career path you choose or the investments you make. It’s actually much more simple. Certified Financial Planner Rick Kahler explains.
Every person in this country could use some financial planning help to make the smartest choices possible with their money. From my perspective as a wealth coach and Certified Financial Planner professional today, I wish that I had known a financial planner 25 years ago when I was starting out on my own. I would have made very different financial decisions along the way and would be in a much better place today if I had. Having been both a financial planner and financial planning client, I put together this list of the six secrets to choosing a financial planner.
Certified Financial Planner Heidi Davis explains what an Individual Retirement Account is, how it might benefit you and how to choose which kind of IRA is right for you.
“Failure to plan is planning to fail,” but many middle-class families struggle to get solid financial planning advice. The reason is that the financial planning profession is not well-suited to the needs of most middle-class families. Find out why it’s hard for non-wealthy people to get good financial advice and how to find a financial adviser to help you.
Certified Financial Planner Kevin Worthley explores the pros and cons of insurance annuities, and whether they make a good investment in the current economic climate.
Are you a lady who lunches and lets your husband handle all of the financial affairs? Or are you a woman who holds the purse strings tightly and puts your hubby on an allowance? Or do you fall somewhere in the middle? All couples have their own way of budgeting and working out their finances. But, what don’t you know and what should you know to be prepared for the unexpected? Let’s test your Financial IQ.
How much of your income should you be saving? A common rule of thumb answer used to be that 10 percent of income should go into savings. But 10 percent doesn’t really cut it anymore. Certified Financial Planner John D. Buerger explains what the new rule of thumb is and how to hit that target.
With Father’s Day upon us, children are anticipating presenting that special gift to their dad and visualizing the great happiness it will bring. Of course, any present a child gives us brings great delight. But what about parents? Is there a special gift we can give our children that will make them truly happy – throughout their lives?
We’re all aware of inspiring adages such as, “Follow your dreams and the money will follow,” or, “Anything you can imagine, you can do,” or, “Reach for the highest star.” While it is important to have hope and inspiration to achieve as much as you can, a problem may arise if dreaming of achieving distant goals becomes a form of avoidance and procrastination. Yes, you still can write that novel that Hollywood will buy for an insane amount of money. And, yes, you can still start that wevbsite that generates millions. Keep working at it, but also make sure you also have a realistic view – and plan – for your future