Archive for April, 2015

Financial Elder Abuse

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As people age, the potential for financial abuse increases. Sheri Gibson, PhD, with the UCCS Aging Center and Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly, says of elder financial abuse, “It’s not an event, it’s an ongoing process.” Rather than being an instance of a stranger committing identity theft or selling someone an overpriced, […]

Choosing your Bank

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Banking has changed in recent years. It wasn’t that long ago that it was unheard of to have access to your financial information over the internet. Now we assume that a bank is in the Stone Age if it doesn’t offer online banking. Some other features have largely fallen by the wayside, such as assuming […]

How to Get the Most from Your Financial Advisor

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, April 17, 2015

Getting professional financial advice can be one of the best investments you make. It is, in fact, an investment, and like any investment, you can do things that increase or decrease that value to you. Here are some tips to help get the most out of your advisory relationship. Do your homework. If your advisor […]

A Good Mortgage

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, April 10, 2015

Owning your dream home is wonderful. But having a mortgage that doesn’t fit your life can make that dream home a nightmare. There are some basic ideas to keep in mind to help you get a mortgage that fits you. When you buy a home, having at least 20% of the purchase price as a […]

Buying the Right House

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, April 3, 2015

A home may be the largest asset you own. Even if you buy more than one house in your life, unless you’re a real estate professional, you’re probably not going to be an expert at home buying. Your home is many things – a major financial asset, potentially the reason you get a huge loan, […]