A new year gives you time and space to reflect on what you want to do differently moving forward. But sometimes, worry, doubts and anxieties can creep up when you do… [Read more…]
How can you spot and fix emotional spending habits?
Do you have the tendency to make purchases online when you’re bored, frustrated or upset? You could be dealing with emotional spending — and here’s how you can squash the habit. [Read more…]
Should you take investing advice from talking heads?
It’s easy to feel like investment advice is worthwhile when you hear a talking head screaming it your direction on the evening news. So how do develop a good investment strategy — and can you really trust what you hear in the media? [Read more…]
How do you find and fix the “it”s in your life?
Nobody wants to let a cavity become a nasty root canal. So why do we so often put off those important tasks that fester and then explode in our face – and how do we avoid this in the new year? [Read more…]
Should you make changes to your insurance coverage this year?
It’s a new year and time for a new you. But what if you did nothing, nada, zilch… What would life look like with these “anti-New Year’s resolutions”? [Read more…]
Life Planning 101: Why You Should Maximize Retirement Contributions through Your Employer
Retirement may feel like it’s a million miles away — but believe you me, it’ll be here before you know it. Are you taking advantage of every penny you can toward contributions through your employer?
In today’s episode of Your Money Minute with Tracy Stewart, CPA, I want to talk about why it’s important to maximize retirement contributions through your employer.
If you’re working for an employer, are you eligible for matching contributions through your 401(k)? If so, are you maximizing your contributions to take full advantage of these matching contributions?
A lot of people start a new job — and don’t revisit their contributions for years. As your wage and life needs change, it’s important to adjust this contribution amount (hopefully maximizing it) to take full advantage of all your employer has to offer you.
Best advice: Don’t leave free money on the table! If you aren’t already, make sure you maximize your contributions so you can maximize the amount of free money you get as a result.
Financial independence is unbelievably liberating. By taking advantage of free money for retirement through your employer’s matching contributions, you can fortify your long-term financial stability even greater.
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Life Planning 101: How should you use credit cards?
Credit cards are a financial item that can be helpful, if managed the right way. So how do you use credit cards without derailing your long-term financial future? [Read more…]
Life Planning 101: How to create and work with a budget
It’s not enough to have a destination in mind, you need a map to help you get from Point A to Point B. Your money works the very same way — and here’s the secret for reaching your financial and life goals. [Read more…]
Life Planning 101: How do you know what’s important to you in life?
When you graduated from college, started your first job, started a family or any other major life direction, did you map out a plan for the rest of your life? If not, or you feel a little like you’re just “floating” through life — keep reading. [Read more…]
Simple Tax Advice for Small Business Owners
If you own and operate a small business, you’ll want to pay close attention. Keeping tidy records could save you big bucks during tax time — and here’s how. [Read more…]
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