Articles from September, 2014


What does a -1.62% decline in the S&P on September 25th tell you?

September 26th, 2014

It seems that whenever the daily price change of the stock market exceeds plus or minus 1%, the news headlines provide us with an indication … Read More


What do insurance companies invest in?

September 24th, 2014

It is important to keep in mind what insurance companies are actually investing in when considering the features of annuities and cash value life insurance … Read More


Are you ready to retire?

September 19th, 2014

Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not you are ready to retire. Is your nest egg adequate? It’s obvious, but … Read More


What factors could negatively impact my credit report?

September 18th, 2014

Having a good credit report is important when it comes to personal finance, because most lenders use credit reports to evaluate the creditworthiness of a … Read More


10 Basic Tax To-Dos for the Rest of 2014

September 3rd, 2014

Here are 10 things to consider as you weigh potential tax moves between now and the end of the year. 1. Make time to plan … Read More


Some Things to Consider about Gifts to Children

September 3rd, 2014

If you make significant gifts to your children or someone else’s children, or if someone else makes gifts to your children, there are a number … Read More


Quiz: How much do you know about Social Security?

September 3rd, 2014

You’re probably covered under Social Security–according to the Social Security Administration, an estimated 165 million workers are*–but how much do you know about this program? … Read More