Family. One of, if not the most, important part of your life. We love them dearly and would do anything for them—help them study for a big test, throw them a graduation party, help them with the down payment of their first house, etc. The list is endless. And yet, we seldom consider helping them
Looking for creative ways to save this holiday season? There are several approaches you can take to planning for the holidays. Budget vs. no budget Gifts for everyone, gifts for only immediate family, drawing names from a hat, or no gifts at all. Purchasing gifts vs. DIY. Travel vs. staying local. There are so many
Individuals who deposit pre-tax funds into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement account are required to begin withdrawing a minimum dollar amount each year once they reach age 70 ½. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires investors to begin taking money out to ensure these tax-deferred savings ultimately become taxable! This is
Get your family involved with your saving plan by brainstorming ways to cut expenses in order to free up money to put toward your saving goals. Explore low- and no-cost activities you can do together as a family. Consider selling rarely used books, toys, clothes and other items in a garage sale or other marketplace.
By Tammy Bruzon, America Saves Communications Coordinator What does “saving the extra” mean to you? Whether it is putting change in a piggy bank or moving everything not in the budget into savings, those three little words can mean big money down the road. This America Saves Week, try one (or all) of these
By Heather Marshall, CFPC, MPP; Educator, AAA Fair Credit Foundation/Utah Saves As the old adage goes “Actions speak louder than words.” On the topic in question, it is fair to say spending is an action that implies values. Which explains why the nature of finances can be so personal, and challenge us to ask
By Jacquelyn Pica We all want to save more money. The question is, how? With so much new technology out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Plus, maybe you don’t feel comfortable sharing personal bank details with tons of different websites and apps. Forget the latest tech — these seven methods will
By Invite Education The recent tax bill expands 529 savings plans to include expenses for elementary and secondary education. And, the annual gift tax exclusion has increased. This is big news for education savers – no matter how much you are saving! Congress wanted to make it easier to save for education. Traditionally,