Archive for November, 2014

Individual Biases that Impact Personal Finance

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, November 21, 2014

It’s tempting to think that all anyone needs to meet financial goals is good information and the discipline to save. Everyone has slightly unbalanced ways of looking at things – sometimes referred to as biases – that impact decisions. Some of them can get us off track enough to keep us from meeting our financial […]

Shopping for Health Insurance

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Many people don’t understand their options regarding health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With thousands of pages in the legislation, ACA has some basic provisions and outcomes. All health insurance policies have some basic litmus tests to be in accord with ACA in regard to the types of coverage they must provide and […]

Making the Most of Your Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, November 7, 2014

Traditional pensions – retirement plans that promise an employee a check a month for life – are very rare and many employers don’t have any retirement plan. So if your employer has a plan that allows you to contribute every month, consider yourself fortunate. Don’t take that benefit for granted and do what you can […]