Don’t Rob Your Retirement (Video)

Borrowing from your 401(k) is robbing you of a comfortable retirement. Many folks treat their 401(k)’s like a personal ATM. Why is it a bad idea to withdraw cash via a 401(k) loan from your retirement to pay for things like your kids’ college, home improvement projects, a vacation, or pay off debt? You’re essentially robbing your future self of a …

Lottery or Lightning Strike? (Video)

Did you know that you’re 251 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to win big in the lottery? Your odds of winning a $500 million jackpot are only 1 in 175,000,000! You’re more likely to get rich slowly than quickly. The odds aren’t even that great for winning a measly million dollars these days (1 in 5 …

Avoiding Money Extremes (Video)

When it comes to managing our money, it seems like many people fall into one of two extremes: neglect or obsession.  On the one hand, some people avoid managing their money.  It may be out of laziness or the fear of what they will find. Other people go to the opposite extreme and micromanage their finances.  They are obsessed with checking …

College Entrance Game Plan

The book “College Entrance Game Plan” by Dan Bisig and Ryan Clark is a fabulous resource for parents with kids in junior high and high school. It’s the ultimate guide to organizing and funding college and contains a wealth of information. Some of the topics covered are: career identification, college selection and comparison, monthly timelines to keep you on track, …