In the story of Alice in Wonderland, Alice arrives at a fork in the road and wonders aloud which road to take. A smiling Cheshire Cat appears and asks her what her destination is, to which she replies, “I don’t know.” The toothy cat then proffers the only possible response, “Well, then it doesn’t matter.”
At the core of any successful financial enterprise, be it a household or a business, is a sound an effective budget plan that is used to drive all cash flow decisions, large and small, on a daily basis.
For anyone approaching retirement you’ve probably got a checklist for your countdown to the big day.
Do I have enough saved for a long, financially secure retirement? Check.
Did I file the right paperwork at the office? Check.
Is my professional exit strategy in place and ready? Check.
It doesn’t happen very often, but when a company in which you have maintained a credit card number on file goes under, you need to think about the fact that your credit card information goes with it.
A recent survey indicates that an increasing number of high net worth investors are willing to pay for solid, unbiased, fee-only investment advice, which is not surprising considering the challenges of today’s markets.
If you’re a member of the not very exclusive club called the Pouting Pundits of Pessimism, you couldn’t wait for the July employment report. It was going to confirm your weak economy mantra. Oops! It was a slap in the face. Jobs, wages and hours all beat expectations and even the labor force showed healthy growth.
Identity thieves and credit card scammers are more relentless than ever in their pursuit of your personal financial information, and as more people are opting to conduct their shopping and their financial transactions online, the number of scams increases proportionately. Armed with nothing more than a computer keyboard and a geek’s knowledge of how to prowl the cloud, they work 24/
Although the stock prices are trading near their all-time highs, it hasn’t exactly been a joy ride for retirees who are counting on their retirement plans for a lifetime of income. The type of unruly market action that we have seen over the last few months always unleashes a flurry of “expert” commentary that seems to be directed at those who are most vulnerable to flash