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Pet ownership on a budget
Pet ownership on a budget

Pet ownership on a budget

April 07, 2020 / Jill Reddecliff

Pets provide years of love and affection, and they can truly improve their owners’ overall health and well-being. But before you open your home to a fur child, you need to make sure you can afford it…

How to avoid coronavirus scams
How to avoid coronavirus scams

How to avoid coronavirus scams

April 01, 2020 / Ray Wills

Wash your hands, don’t touch your face and be on the lookout for scams, because they’re on the rise. From bogus coronavirus treatments and vaccines to financial offers that are too good to be true…

Three ways the SECURE Act may impact your retirement plans
Three ways the SECURE Act may impact your retirement plans

Three ways the SECURE Act may impact your retirement plans

March 27, 2020 / Beth Reeser

A far-reaching new piece of federal legislation was signed into law on December 20, 2019, and it’s likely to affect most retirement savers.…

Preparing for incapacity
Preparing for incapacity

Preparing for incapacity

March 20, 2020 / The Merrill Anderson Company

What should one do after an unfortunate medical diagnosis suggesting that he or she will lose mental and physical abilities in the near term? Areas that need addressing are…

Seven ways to get the most from your tax refund
Seven ways to get the most from your tax refund

Seven ways to get the most from your tax refund

March 11, 2020 / Alyssa Proctor

Saving money is a lot like exercising. You know you should do it, but you just don’t want to. As tax season approaches, a refund is a great opportunity to better position yourself for financial fitness…

Coronavirus Market and Economic Impact
Coronavirus Market and Economic Impact

Coronavirus Market and Economic Impact

March 03, 2020 / Warren Hurt

Markets across the globe and in the United States continue to react with volatility as fears of the novel coronavirus escalate. But while the virus may cause short-term uncertainty, investors should remain focused…

How much a wedding really costs
How much a wedding really costs

How much a wedding really costs

March 02, 2020 / Megan Edwards

Turns out that you can put a price tag on “I do.” And it’s a steep one — at least according to The Knot’s 2018 Real Weddings Study. The national average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is…

Six steps to protect yourself from identity theft
Six steps to protect yourself from identity theft

Six steps to protect yourself from identity theft

February 24, 2020 / Ray Wills

The odds of having your identity stolen are staggering. According to research conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research, nearly 7 percent of U.S. adults became victims of identity theft in 2017 — around one in every 15 people.…

Four steps to budget like a pro
Four steps to budget like a pro

Four steps to budget like a pro

February 18, 2020 / Paulo Oliveira

Budgeting is a vital component of building and maintaining financial stability. For a lot of people though, it can seem like a chore — one too daunting even to try.…

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