In bygone days, the term “hot mess” referred to a soldier’s meal. My father-in-law would have coveted a hot mess as he crawled across Europe in the winter of 1944. On one cold night, he was hiding from a Panzer tank patrol in the bottom of an outhouse latrine, but that was a different hot
WBIR: Paul Fain from Asset Planning Corporation gives tips on the right way to lend to those you love.
Honesty among spouses and partners is important when it comes to money. Certified financial planner Paul Fain from Asset Planning discusses ideas for merging love and money.
WBIR: Paul Fain with Asset Planning Corporation gives tips on paying off credit cards after the holidays.
As the year-end approaches, I asked my wife to join me at the kitchen table to review our money history and current financial plan. We discussed the following questions: What is your “grade” for the 2015 Fain Financial Plan? (Tina): “A” because I’ve been a very thrifty shopper — I never pay full price for
WBIR: Paul Fain from Asset Planning Corporation explains how to change your budget when you have more or less cash flow.
Experts say a fully-funded emergency fund is 3-6 months of personal expenses set aside. But, you have to start somewhere and every little bit will help. Certified Financial Planner Paul Fain appears on WBIR Channel 10 to share insight on why American’s are in, what experts are calling, a financial crisis. Click here to see
How is your nest egg? If you do not have the savings that you want to have and/or do not have a plan to get there, perhaps a different approach is in order. It has occurred to me that whenever there is an emergency we drop everything else and focus on that event or problem.
With the debate over the U.S. government debt, the debt woes in the Eurozone, and talk of a double-dip recession–not to mention protestors camping out on Wall Street–suddenly fairly complex economic issues are showing up in the mainstream news. In our own conversations with clients, we recognize that sometimes the lingo used in the financial
Penny-Pinching Consumers The economy has spurred Americans to save money any which way they can. Here’s where we’re pinching pennies: Purchasing more generic brands 63% Brown-bagging lunch 45% Going to the hairdresser or barber less 39% Cancelling one or more magazine subscriptions 33% Cutting down on dry cleaning 22% No longer purchasing morning coffee 21%