Life can be expensive; add in major costs like student loans, medical bills, and pursuing your dreams, and it can all seem overwhelming. Many people across the country, and around the world, are getting the financial assistance they need—not through awkward money conversations with family and friends, but through crowdfunding.
There are many different reasons to give to charity: be it for tax benefits, leaving a legacy or supporting a cause you care about. Whatever your motivation may be, it’s important to think through your philanthropic and financial goals to develop a giving strategy that works for you. Here are five steps to help you set up your giving strategy...
As anyone would have expected, the extraordinary convergence of extreme stock market volatility, low interest rates, declining home values, diminished retirement savings accounts, and chronic economic sluggishness has taken a severe toll on the American psyche. For many investors, it may have forever altered the way in which risk is perceived and managed.
A lot goes into a wedding; but a lot more goes into a marriage. When planning your big day, don’t forget to take time to talk with your partner about the realities of life that come after the “I do’s”—especially your finances. The truth is that money-related issues are often the cause of disagreement (and ultimately, arguments) between married couples.