Financial Planning

5 Tips for Financial Goal Setting

The first step toward achieving healthy finances is setting goals. Whether you want to save for a vacation or are thinking more long-term—like buying a house--having goals in mind will help you ...

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5 Tips for Financial Goal Setting

- November 21, 2018

Top 3 Myths About Retirement Planning

Regardless of the time you may spend planning for retirement, it’s possible that you may have at least a few misconceptions about being financially prepared for the stage of life when you no lon...

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4 Ways to Fund a College Education

The bad news: College tuition is continuing to rise faster than inflation and family income, causing student debt to be a major problem for many new graduates. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of...

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How to Build a Retirement Income Stream at Every Life Stage

While most people expect to spend less money in retirement, that may no longer be the case. A recent analysis by the Investment Company Institute and the IRS found that spending rose for more than hal...

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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

According to a new survey conducted for GOBankingRates, 49 percent of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. And many report having no money set aside to deal with an unexpected expense such as...

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How to Prepare for Tax Season

It’s tax season, and it’s estimated that 70% of all filers will receive a tax refund! Last year, the average refund was $2,860 and the IRS believes the numbers for this year will be simila...

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How to Include Kids in Family Finances

Teaching your children about money is one of the best ways to prepare them for adulthood. Eventually, they’ll need to understand how to balance a budget and use credit cards responsibly while th...

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Your Small Business Loan Application Checklist

If your business has specific financing needs for long-term capital investments or requires working capital to grow, there are small business loans available tailored to meet those needs....

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Can Too Many Credit Inquiries Affect Your Ability to Get a Loan?

Can too many inquiries into your credit report lower your credit score, and in turn affect your ability to get a loan? The short answer is: possibly. If you’ve applied for several credit cards w...

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Tips for Writing or Updating a Will in New Jersey

Preparing a last will and testament is high on the priority list for estate planning, but often gets postponed because many people find it hard to plan for the time after they are deceased or they jus...

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