ABLE Accounts

Most of us realize that personal savings are important for our financial stability. Along with traditional bank and investment accounts, there are also some specialized opportunities to save and invest and one example is the ABLE account. Suzanne Himes, lead financial planner at Asset Planning Corporation, is here to help explain how ABLE accounts work

How To Beat Financial Procrastination

PAUL FAIN: BEAT FINANCIAL PROCRASTINATION BY SETTING EASY GOALS “Procrastination is my sin, it brings me constant sorrow. I really shouldn’t practice it. Perhaps I’ll stop tomorrow.” Why do we procrastinate, especially on matters of financial importance? Often it is because the task is unpleasant or difficult. In other circumstances, we are avoiding an embarrassing

Giving Responsibly

The holidays are a season of giving and for most charities this is their primary fundraising period for the year. With so many worthy causes, how can you create a responsible giving strategy for your financial plan? Paul Fain, President of Asset Planning Corporation, discusses some financially stable ways to give this holiday season.  

Pet Costs

More than half of all Americans own pets and they are popular Christmas gifts, whether it’s a dog, cat, or guinea pig. But after the holidays will Fido break your bank account? Paul Fain, president of Asset Planning Corporation joins us to talk about the doggie in the window.    PAUL, PETS BRING COMPANIONSHIP

Financial Enabling

If your kids are asking you for money and you just can’t say no, you might be financially enabling them.This week on WBIR’s Sunday Money, Paul Fain discusses what it means to be a financial enabler.    BEGGING FOR MONEY – THIS IS IN A CHILD’S JOB DESCRIPTION! – “I’ve just got to have

Stress-less Holiday Season

As the holiday seasons near, we are beginning to prepare ourselves both mentally and physically for all the festivities that are certain to accompany the season. As we think about the many paths this holiday season could take, I’d like to offer you a few of my personal tips for the long-anticipated parties, shopping sprees,

Social Security, Open Enrollment, and the Stock Market

Social Security, Open Enrollment, and the Stock Market – Paul Fain, Knoxville Certified Financial Planner and President of Asset Planning Corporation, has a grab bag of current events and news affecting your finances this week on WBIR’s Sunday Money. WHAT IS MAKING HEADLINES RIGHT NOW? Social Security announced a Cost Of Living Adjustment: 1.6% benefit

How Do I Declutter My Finances? Keep, Pitch, or Consolidate?

Decluttering is certainly a popular concept these days. So why not go all “Marie Kondo” on your finances? What should you keep, pitch, or consolidate? Paul Fain, Knoxville Certified Financial Planner and President of Asset Planning Corporation, has some tips for how to declutter your finances this week on WBIR’s Sunday Money. THE STUFF JUST