Archive for April, 2014

Financially Right Sized Home

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Your home is probably going to be one of the biggest assets you own, but many times it gets overlooked in reviewing your broad financial picture. Here are some rules of thumb for how your home fits into your financial situation, but for an issue this big, it’s often worthwhile it to pay a comprehensive […]

Participate in your company retirement plan

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Monday, April 21, 2014

Everyone needs to save for the day they hope not to work to make ends meet.  If you are comfortable with your job security and have good savings you could get to in a pinch, investing through your company’s retirement plan is worth considering.  Staying on a consistent investment plan through a down stock market […]

Creative Budgeting

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

There’s a common misconception that budgeting is for people who can only make ends meet if they know where every single penny is spent. It’s really about using your money wisely and in accord with your goals. So if you are completely on track to have a financially secure retirement, pay your credit cards off […]

Allowance

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Giving your kids an allowance is a great way to begin teaching them about money. It’s also a good way to cut some spur of the moment spending out of your budget. Kids can start learning about money surprisingly young – sometimes even preschool age. But for most kids, it makes sense around the first […]