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Baby-Proofing Your Finances

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:57
So, you're going to be a parent. Exciting? Yes. Scary? Certainly. While finances may seem to be a daunting part of your new, more fiscally responsible life, this is just the beginning of navigating all that having a child brings. No doubt, you want to be debt-free with a solid retirement plan in place and the ability to take care of college costs. Don't be afraid to ask for help from a professional to put a plan in place designed to reach your goals—the best way to overcome fear is to acknowledge concerns and make a plan to address them. Read more...

Stop Giving Your Grown Kids Money

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:26
If you're a parent giving money to your 20-something or 30-something child, you're not alone. Read more...

Kid-Friendly Foundational Finances

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 07:30
We all like to think our children or grandchildren are practically geniuses, but some things just don't come intuitively. Wise money habits, for example. Everyone needs to learn the value of a dollar, how to make money work toward our goals and how to protect our financial legacy, even little kids. In fact, the sooner you start the better. When your little ones aren't so little anymore, you'll have the comfort of knowing they understand and appreciate the power of financial planning and the role money plays in their lives. But how do you know what's appropriate at every age… Read more...

Finding the Right Money and Marriage Mix

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:31
With marriage comes excitement—and reflection for where you've been and where you're headed together in life. Enhance all of the positivity surrounding this new stage with proactive discussions and planning to make sure you and your spouse are on the same page long before you say, "I do." Remember, you're in this together. Your lifelong commitment also means working together to ensure you reach your shared goals long after the wedding bells have rung. Read more...

Where Your Retirement Money Goes

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:00
Wealth alone cannot buy a quality retirement any more than it can buy happiness—but having a solid financial foundation can make those years more enjoyable. Read more...

Joint Checking Accounts: Know Your Partner

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00
Not all joint checking accounts are born from marriages, but a good majority of them are. An article from The Huffington Post cites "finances" as number seven in The 10 Most Common Reasons People Get Divorced. "It's not usually the lack of finances that causes the divorce," authors Lisa L. Payne, Kim Olver and Deborah Roth write, "but the lack of compatibility in the financial area." Read more...

Standing As a Strong Leader

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00
For women in the workplace, highlighting your natural strengths is key. Read more...

Filling Your Emergency Information Kit

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00
If the unexpected occurs, will you have the right information at hand? Read more...

Successful Women

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00
PLAYING CATCH-UPIf you haven't saved enough for retirement, you've still got time. Longer lives mean longer retirements—and for women especially, who are expected to live five years longer than their male counterparts, this fact can pose a retirement dilemma. You see, according to Bloomberg.com, women, on average, find themselves more than $268,000 short of what they'll need to retire comfortably at age 65. Men aren't immune either. They're $212,000 off track. What this means is that a woman preparing for retirement needs to set aside $126 for every $100 a man sets aside—a 26 percent gender gap. With 53 percent… Read more...
Are you interested in organizing your home and making some extra money? If your answer is yes, empty out your basements, attics and storage units and bring your items to the HSB Bookstore Indoor Garage Sale. On April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Home School Building Bookstore is holding a huge indoor garage sale! Read more...
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