Taking the time to spring clean your finances will give you peace of mind for the rest of the year.
20 Seconds That Can Break Bad Money Habits
To break the day-trading habit that cost him money, friendships and sleep, fund manager Thomas Meenik first tried meditation and cycling.
They proved no substitute for the high he got scrolling through investing forums, he said. Instead, he took a digital breath. He installed software that imposed a 20-second delay whenever he tried to open his apps. Twenty seconds
might not seem like much, but feels excruciating in smartphone time, he said. As a result, he checks his accounts 60% less.
6 Secrets to Sales Success Hidden in Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies are more than a sugary annual purchase, they are also a lesson in entrepreneurship . Let’s bite into the six lessons of
success hidden within the cookies.
Understanding the SECURE 2.0 Act
The SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 is a law designed to substantially improve retirement savings options—including with 401(k)s and 403(b)s—in the
U.S. It builds on the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019. SECURE 2.0 was signed into law by
President Joseph R. Biden on December 29, 2022, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2023.1
The SECURE 2.0 Act began as two pieces of legislation, one from the House of Representatives (H.R. 2954) and one from the U.S. Senate (S.
1770).23 After both branches of Congress passed their respective bills, the consolidated legislation was included in the omnibus budget bill
(the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023) as Division T (SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022).
Top 8 Ways Life Insurance Can Build Generational Wealth
When strategically used, life insurance offers many advantages, including the beneficiaries’ ability to build generational wealth.
The IRS Says ‘Tax Day’ Will Be Different This Year
It’s not too early to start thinking about your 2022 income-tax return, if you can bear the thought.
What is the Child Tax Credit?
The child tax credit is a per-child tax credit against your personal income tax liability. The child tax credit is $2,000 per child.
10 Tips to Make 2023 Your Best and Boldest Year Yet
Want to be bolder in 2023? Start by clarifying your purpose. Before you take any action, spend some time reflecting on your values and what is most important to you. Visualize where you want to be in 12 months and the kind of life you want to live. Once these goals are clearer, work to create an action plan and write it down.
The Joys and Financial Challenges of Parenthood
Parenthood can be both wonderfully rewarding and frighteningly challenging. Children give gifts only a parent can understand—from sticky-finger hugs to heartfelt pleas to tag along on Saturday morning errands. You raise them with a clear goal that you secretly dread will actually take place—that someday they will be grown, independent, and ready to move out on their own, and your work will be over.
Should I save for college in my name or my child’s name?
There are three potential drawbacks to saving in your child’s name: the kiddie tax, federal financial aid rules, and control issues.