Education

What New Graduates Should Know About Their Student Loans

Whether you are a recent college grad or a parent of one, someone is left holding the student loan baggage. There are several options to consider when determining your loan repayment strategy, from payment plans to restructuring debt. But what comes first, saving for retirement or paying down those student loans? It's time to sit down and review what the best course of action is for you.

By Zina Kumok, ago
Education

Top Tax Software for 2016

We've reviewed the top 5 tax software programs for 2016. They may not save more money on your tax returns but they do offer a way to lower your tax preparation costs. Pricing and options range from free to more expensive. Depending on your experience and comfort level for filing your own tax return, customer support and other features also differ by the price of the tax software you may choose.

By Zina Kumok, ago
Education

Why You Should Owe On Your Tax Return

Getting a nice refund at tax time can be a great feeling and help fund that vacation you’ve been planning. But is giving the government a no interest the loan the right approach? Consulting a tax professional on your withholding strategy one of many things you can do to plan a better approach to taxes.

By Zina Kumok, ago
Estate Planning

Why Working During Retirement is a Good Idea

After a long career the thought of retirement is on most people's mind, but the way retirement looks today is much different. Staying active by giving back time and lending your expertise in a different industry can be rewarding experience, may benefit your health and boost your retirement income while helping you to stay engaged with your passions.

By Zina Kumok, ago
Financial Advisors

5 Reasons You Need a Financial Advisor in 2016

New Year's has past. Everybody is busy working on their 2016 resolutions (right?). While a casual approach to the gym or staying in touch may work, its best not to improvise your financial resolutions. We look at five reasons why this is the year to get professional financial advice, to help you achieve your money goals while gaining peace of mind.

By Zina Kumok, ago