Personal finance and retirement planning shouldn't be a secret

Whenever families get together, there are inevitably thoughts about topics that no one should bring up.  Don’t mention religion, avoid topics about money, and whatever you do, don’t bring up […]

Religion, a short sermon, and personal finance

Going to church Sunday mornings was a pretty routine experience as a kid.  The only part that was unpredictable was the sermon, as everything else pretty much stayed the same […]

Will your dream college cost you your retirement?

Deciding which college to go to is a big decision, and one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make.  Until you buy a house, then that will be the biggest […]

How to give a child the gift of financial knowledge

Many years ago I was listening to a coworker talk about Christmas with his son, and he explained that his kid received so many presents that the family had to […]

Good news Class of 2015, you won't have to wait until age 75 to retire

NerdWallet recently published a report stating that new college graduates wouldn’t be able to retire until age 75.  The three factors pushing back retirements are student loan debt, high housing […]

How much do you need to save to meet your retirement goals?

After you have an idea of how much money you’ll need to live a financially secure retirement, it’s time to see if you’re on the right track.  There are a […]