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Starting a Young Family: Are you ready?

Planning a family is exciting. Beside the actual, um, creation of the children, there’re thoughts about having a boy or girl, how you’ll educate them, what they’ll be when they grow up, and how they’ll provide for you when you’re old and grey. They’re great topics; however, in many cases they crowd out the most important question for you and your partner … Are you ready to start a family?Continue Reading

Stock Market Volatility: Should You Be Worried?

Well, here we are again. The world is once more in upheaval, which seems like a regular thing these days. There’s a major pandemic breaking out in Africa, battles across the Middle East, threats between two superpowers, and the risk of recession in Europe, China and Japan. Of course the stock market is looking at this carefully, and this means it’s doing its usual crazy dance.Continue Reading

The Costs of Creating a Small Business

Like the Great Depression remade the landscape of the United States in the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Great Recession of the 21st century shook up the employment universe. Jobs vanished and never returned, those who survived received a substantial cut on salary or benefits and hiring became a much tougher challenge. Many of those affected went back to school to obtain a degree and start a new career from scratch. Others gave up on working for someone else and decided to create their own small business.Continue Reading

Investing On Your Own Terms

In the world of banking and investment opportunities there are many directions you can take depending on your personal goals and finances. Finding what best suits you and your investing goals is vital to gaining exponential growth in your numbers.Continue Reading

Timeshare = Timewaste: Why You Should Never Consider a Timeshare

You may have recently received an offer from a large hotel chain with the following information — stay at such-and-such resort for this low price during the summer. All they want in return is 90 minutes of your time to talk about their vacation timeshare program. Sounds great, right? You hang out in Florida, California, Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas or other resort town for a low price, listen to their sales pitch, and respectfully decline to make a purchase in order to go back to your vacation.Continue Reading

Multiple Ways to Invest

Any young family knows the challenge of learning how to invest for the first time. Unless you go to business school, this topic is not addressed in school. Given the tendency of individualism in our society, it’s almost a given that parents fail to teach investing to their kids. I know that I am still learning how to properly invest for my family’s future. I’m no expert, but I have learned a lot in the past few years. Here are many places you can put your money to generate even more revenue.Continue Reading

An Easy Retirement Savings Plan

If you are just starting to think about retirement, it can be quite overwhelming. Most likely, you have more questions than answers. It’s hard to know not only how much you should be saving, but where. Should you buy individual stocks? Should you buy index or mutual funds? Where should you open your accounts? If you are feeling overwhelmed, I wanted to share a simple plan that almost everyone should be able to follow.Continue Reading