Getting My Affairs In Order

Comparing Account Fees Before A 401(K) Rollover To An IRA

Individuals who have funds in a 401(k) retirement plan sometimes choose to transfer some portion of their account into an IRA. After separating from a place of employment, a 401(k) participant might prefer the additional investment options available in an IRA. Individuals who are planning to transfer funds from a 401(k) to an IRA should compare the fees of both accounts before requesting a rollover. Even if you expect no specific charge for transferring funds from a 401(k) account to an IRA, each plan likely has an ongoing fee structure. Read More 

4 Tax Tips You Need To Know If You Just Switched To A Freelance Career

A freelance career not only changes who your boss is and how you work, it can also change how you file and save money on your taxes. Here are four tax tips that anyone starting a freelance career needs to know. #1 Keep Accurate Records Of All Income You are responsible for keeping track of all your sources of income, regardless of how much income you made from that source. That means if you complete a contract with a company for $400, and that is the only contract that you do with them this year, you need to document that source of income. Read More 

Financial Planning On A Shoestring Budget: How To Tighten Your Laces Now For A More Comfortable Future

Nothing is harder than trying to live paycheck to paycheck, with the exception of no paycheck and homelessness. So, how can anyone even think of planning for the future when the present is so hard? A financial planner can help, but you have to do some of the work too. Here are some tips that will help you tighten up your shoestring budget so you can live more comfortably in the future. Read More 

Three Major Expenses to Consider When Planning Your Retirement

When it comes to planning for your retirement, you need to account for more than just your regular monthly expenses to be covered. Life happens, even after you've retired, and you need to make sure your financial plan allows you to take care of emergency expenses, whether it be car repairs or making major repairs to your home. Here are a few things you should discuss with your financial planner to ensure you have everything covered when you are set to retire. Read More 

How High School Graduates Can Financially Prepare For The Future

Some people know at an early age what they want to do as adults and how to get there. Others have goals, but do not know how to accomplish them. Regardless of your plan, you need to have good financial planning skills. If you are graduating, then you need to prepare for life after high school. Read on to find out how high school graduates can prepare financially for the future. Read More