Category: Financial Planning

home costs

Homeownership is a cornerstone of the American dream and plays a strong role in our culture’s understanding of success, stability, and family. The question of “how much home can I afford” is one of the most important that many of us face as we make what is likely the biggest…

what to do if you become disabled

It only takes a single jarring moment to throw your life off the rails. While we all avoid thinking about the horrific and the impossible, accidents can happen and shatter your world. Disability can strike out of nowhere due to accident, medical emergency, or just age–by some estimates, one out…

finances after marriage

Most Americans–80% plus–get married at some point in their lives. And for those who do, it’s likely both a big decision and a huge shift in their way of living. Amidst the joy of a pending or established marriage, it’s important to remember that your new union has implications for…

emergency fund

Life is fraught with uncertainties and the unexpected, which is why an emergency fund is a must for every individual or household. As part of a sound financial plan, your emergency fund functions as a personal safety net or buffer, there to catch and cushion you when life’s path gets…

Financial advisor consulting

The financial industry is a vast space, filled with many specialized firms, businesses, and experts. It can be daunting for a professional, let alone an informed layperson. Navigating the world of finance involves an understanding of the roles the various professionals involved play, a key indicator of which is the…