Category Archives: Planning Strategies

Is Life Insurance Money Taxable?

Is life insurance taxable? It isn’t as much a yes or no answer as it is a situational answer. It depends on a few factors really. But when it comes right down to it, there are three things you should … Continue reading

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Car Buying Basics

Whether you are buying new or used, there is nothing quite like getting behind the wheel of your first car. But just like with driving, the process of buying a car should be done slowly. Here are some important things … Continue reading

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How to Budget When You’re on Inconsistent Income

There are certain jobs, even careers, that don’t provide consistent income. Sure, you can make a living off these jobs, but you can’t ever predict with certainty what your income might be from week to week, month to month, or … Continue reading

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The Fastest Way to Pay off Debt

Getting out of debt is the dream of millions of Americans every year. But sometimes the reality of becoming debt-free is still in the dream phase. Some steps are more effective than others in tackling this huge financial situation. Before … Continue reading

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5 Money Tips For Millennials

In the world of millennials, it often times seems hard to look forward because of the mountain of student loan debt and credit card balances that consume much of a monthly budget. But the fact is, it is extremely important … Continue reading

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The Single Dumbest Thing Investors Do

Investing is undertaken by millions of Americans every year. The vehicles most often used to invest in the stock market are mutual funds and retirement plans. But so often investment strategies are riddled with mistakes. One of the most common … Continue reading

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What is a 529 Plan?

A 529 plan is a specialized investment account that was created to help families save for future college expenses. This can be for a traditional 4-year college or university, or even a community college. The tax benefits of these accounts … Continue reading

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