What to do with an Old 401(k)

Changing or leaving your job can be hectic and even emotional time. It may not cross your mind to take care of your previous employer-sponsored retirement plan, but this is an important box to check during your transition.   Don’t forget about your 401(k) or 403(b) with your previous that employer, and make sure you understand… Read More

Controlling Debt

With both unemployment and the stock market at, or near, record highs, most Americans have reason to be confident. It’s easier to find a job in many markets, and even low-level workers are seeing wage increases as giant retailers including Wal-Mart and Target will pay all hourly employees at least $11 an hour. That wave… Read More

101 Guide to Creating a Budget

Budgets are necessary.  They’re the only practical way to get a grip on your spending – and to make sure your money is being used the way you want it to be used.   Creating a budget generally requires three steps. Identify how you’re spending money now. You and your significant other should keep a… Read More
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