Posts Tagged“finances”

When you are living on a tight budget, life can be quite challenging. For millions of people nationwide in such a fix, it seems as if there is never enough money to get by. When you think you may have turned a financial corner, something up comes along to send you back to reality. With that in mind, what are you doing to work your way out of the financial mess you’ve been fighting? From working more hours to removing non-essential services, can you make things work? If not, where do you go from here? The big key is to…

Nobody’s perfect; everybody makes mistakes sometimes, and if you ever doubt that just look back on this year’s Grammys and Oscars. Adele restarted her homage to the late great George Michael after she began the song off key. Warren Beatty picked up the wrong envelope and announced the incorrect film for the winner of the best motion picture category. While these celebrities have to face their mistakes in front of millions of people around the globe, we usually make our biggest blunders in private. But just because we don’t have an audience of 32.9 million like this year’s Oscars doesn’t…

It is not always easy to plan ahead and ‘save for a rainy day‘. In spite of your best efforts, you might not have the resources to maintain a savings account. Unexpected circumstances can come at you fast. Whether you experience a leaky roof or a failed transmission in your car, these expenses can put you in a bind. Without the immediate cash to pay for your unexpected expenses, what can you do? How can you meet the demands of the expense and your current monthly bills? There are plenty of emergency loan options that are available, but most of…

Generally, when one thinks of their investments and how they are managed, they focus on one factor — how well they have performed in the financial markets. Recently a survey of financial investment clients reveals that another metric also determines if someone is happy with their financial advisor – it’s their personal relationship with their advisor. This points to the importance of hiring someone you genuinely like, respect and can do business with. Be sure to interview more than one candidate, ask for referrals and recommendations. Do a background check and review their qualifications? Here are some initial interview questions…

When it comes to doing your taxes, do you feel a little taxed out when all is said and done? If so, you’re definitely not alone. As the old saying goes, the only two things guaranteed in life are death and taxes. With that wonderful thought in mind, are you having trouble getting your taxes done on time? If done on time, are you now getting heat from the IRS? For far too many individuals, tax season is nothing to celebrate. Start and Finish Early Even though it may be too late for this past year’s taxes, getting a start…