The events of last year may have taken a toll on your financial situation. For those who had a financial advisor during that time, they were guided through all the ups and downs of the market and their personal financial lives. If you are getting back into the swing of things, a financial advisor could be just what you need. We’ve identified five ways that a financial advisor can be valuable to you during the transition to a post-COVID life.
Divorce is not only taxing emotionally and physically, but it can take a toll on both parties financially as well. You and your spouse will need to make decisions that not only affect you right now but also in the future. When it comes to the financial impact, here are some of the biggest challenges you may experience during a divorce.
Summer is finally in full swing, meaning we’re already about halfway through 2021. After a year like no other, we’re all excited to enjoy the warm weather with friends and family. If you have some time over the coming weeks, take a moment to slow down and check up on your financial wellbeing.
Here are six things you can do right away to make sure your goals are being met and your finances are in good shape before heading into the second half of 2021.
Smartphone usage increased dramatically during pandemic as more people lost their jobs, were furloughed or adhering to stay-at-home orders.
While smartphones can provide endless entertainment, they can also be bad news for your budget. In fact, the combined global monthly amount that consumers spent on apps and games peaked in May 2020 at $9.4 billion, a 25 percent gain on the monthly average in 2019.1
While that’s all fun and games (no pun intended), it may be time to do a “digital detox.” Here’s why it could be good for you mentally and financially, plus five tips to help yourself unplug.
Creating a plan for personal finances is essential, no matter how much money you make. This goes for celebrities as well, as a poor financial decision can lead to the same challenges as someone with a lesser income. To examine this further, here is a list of some of our favorite celebrities and five takeaways from their financial snafus.
If you’re like many young adults searching for the perfect father’s day gift, you already know that money management is necessary – even if it’s not always intuitive or taught. From large student loans to finding your first apartment, young adults are hit with a number of important yet unfamiliar financial challenges right off the bat. As a result, it’s possible you still depend on your parents for a number of financial obligations – car insurance, phone bills, streaming services, rent, etc.
If you’re looking for a unique gift to give your dad (or a father figure in your life) this Father’s Day, consider finding a few ways in which to reduce your financial dependence. Here’s how you can start.
Money is the second leading cause of stress amongst adults.1 If you find yourself worried about your financial wellbeing, you’re not alone – and there are things you can do to make it better. Financial stress can stop even the most productive people in their tracks, causing sleepless nights, avoidance of debt and denial. While it’s best to talk to your financial professional about what’s on your mind, here are a few tips to start managing your stress on your own.
As we continue navigating the pandemic, there are a few financially savvy ways to spend your tax refund – both to help yourself out and stimulate economic recovery. Read on to discover a few ideas, you may even consider combining several together to make a greater effect.
Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in adulthood and for many people, this may be seen as a part of the “American Dream.” While it can feel good to own something rather than rent, it’s not for everybody and can come with costs and limitations.
If you’re having a hard time deciding which option is best for you, consider the pros and cons of owning a home versus renting.