Let’s face it, many of us buy a lot of….stuff we don’t need. In a typical month, hundreds of dollars may be slipping out of your checking account wastefully. So how can we shop less, save more, and just be more fiscally responsible? Certified Financial Planner Paul Fain has 10 ways to improve your spending
It is a quote often attributed to the Buddha, or more likely to a 1970s kung fu movie: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Unfortunately, when it comes to personal finance, the classroom appears to be empty. According to a new survey, nearly 7 in 10 Americans have less than $1,000 to their
What do you say to someone who is experiencing financial difficulty? It is tough to see a dear friend or loved one in distress. Paul Fain, President of Asset Planning Corporation appeared Sunday on WBIR, Knoxville’s NBC affiliate to look at your money and your emotions. PAUL, AREN’T PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY FILINGS A GOOD INDICATOR OF
Freshmen are adjusting to their first months in college. I’ve talked to parents who were relieved that little Johnny was finally out of the nest and other moms and dads who had tears in their eyes as little Suzie packed her boxes and headed to the dormitory. What leaves everyone crying is the cost of
D-I-V-O-R-C-E, country legend Tammy Wynette sang about it, now sadly Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are living it. What are the financial implications of saying “I undo?” Certified Financial Planner™ Paul Fain was interviewed on WBIR, Knoxville’s NBC affiliate, to share a little about marriage, divorce and your money. WHAT KIND OF EFFECT DOES
Social Security benefits are often confusing. You might say that “understanding Social Security” is an oxymoron! We recently received a client question regarding the complicated topic of a spouse’s Social Security claiming strategy before Full Retirement Age (FRA). The question was could his spouse start taking her own benefit early at age 62 and then switch
It is always good to know the financial commitment of owning a pet BEFORE you make the commitment. The old song asks, “How much is that doggie in the window?” Well, let’s ask Paul Fain, president of Asset Planning Corporation to weigh in on dog ownership and our household budgets. PAUL, THIS HITS HOME WITH
WBIR: Paul Fain, with Asset Planning Corporation, talks about which candidates are better, or worse, for the economy.
“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley (oft go astray),” quoted from a Robert Burns poem, is often used to describe the futility of making detailed plans when our ability to execute said plans is uncertain. Market volatility can certainly trigger behavioral responses that are detrimental to our financial plans. Sometimes
What is an asset bubble? Are any forming in 2016? Could we see a bubble burst?