Personal Finance

Converting Savings to Retirement Income

Converting Savings to Retirement Income

During your working years, you’ve probably set aside funds in retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s, or other workplace savings plans, as well as in taxable accounts. Your challenge during retirement is to convert those savings into an ongoing income stream that will provide adequate income throughout your retirement years.

Maintaining your financial records: The Importance of being Organized

Maintaining your financial records: The Importance of being Organized

An important part of managing your personal finances is keeping your financial records organized. Whether it’s a utility bill to show proof of residency or a Social Security card for wage reporting purposes, there may be times when you need to locate a financial record or document—and you’ll need to locate it relatively quickly.

All About Credit Scores

All About Credit Scores

It's difficult to imagine functioning in today's world without credit. Whether buying a car or purchasing a home, credit has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Having easy access to credit goes hand in hand with having a good credit score, so it's...

Charitable Giving

Charitable Giving

Charitable Giving Charitable giving can play an important role in many estate plans. Philanthropy cannot only give you great personal satisfaction, it can also give you a current income tax deduction, let you avoid capital gains tax, and reduce the amount of taxes...

Watch Out for These Common Tax Scams

Watch Out for These Common Tax Scams

While tax scams are especially prevalent during tax season, they can take place anytime during the year. If you see a scam, be sure to report it to the Internal Revenue Service at irs.gov, the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at tigta.gov,and/or your local police department.