Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1:17 PM
While your retirement may seem a long way off, you owe it to yourself to look toward the future and begin thinking about what you can do today to help ensure a secure retirement tomorrow. Although time may be on your side, if you ask some of the retirees you know, they will probably tell you that saving for retirement is not as simple as it initially appears.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1:11 PM
When Pat purchased her life insurance policy ten years ago, she assumed that her life insurance planning was complete. She thought that if she just paid her premiums on time, she could sit back and not worry about life insurance any more. True, Pat’s policy has provided her with peace of mind by helping to protect her family’s finances. However, that doesn’t mean she should let her insurance program run on autopilot. Life insurance is just like any other piece of your financial puzzle. It should be periodically monitored as your circumstances and needs change. This way, you can help ensure your life insurance program is achieving its desired objective. Let’s take a closer look at some of the things that Pat, like all policyholders, should review, at least annually.
Sunday, October 18, 2015 4:16 PM
Starting a new business can be an exciting adventure. Finding the location, formulating a business plan, and hanging the “Open” sign may fulfill one of your long-cherished dreams. However, securing capital to begin operations during a tight economy can be challenging. There are a number of potential sources of financing to consider. Some entrepreneurs are able to secure bank loans or venture capital, while others may qualify for a guaranteed loan through the Small Business Administration (SBA).