Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, reminds us to “forget about what the stock market is going to do. Instead, focus on what you, as an investor, ought to do…” So what do we really know about the financial markets? First, what we don’t know: The full global economic and market
Expecting a new child is certainly a life-changing event. Along with the excitement and blessings of family, that new life has important financial implications. Certified financial planner Suzanne Himes, with Asset Planning Corporation, is here to discuss some of the changes that growing families should consider. SUZANNE, THIS REALLY IS A SIGNIFICANT
This past week was designated as America Saves Week, which is an annual call to action for everyday Americans to commit to saving successfully. In honor of this event, which is now in its 13th year, certified financial planner Suzanne Himes is here with some tips and strategies for our own savings goals.
According to surveys, more than half of American adults don’t have a Last Will and Testament. While the reasons for this vary, one stumbling block can be choosing an executor. Suzanne Himes, lead financial planner at Asset Planning Corporation, joins us with what to consider in selecting someone for this important role.
Retirement Planning Earthquake By Steve Carlson Just when you thought you had a good grasp of retirement planning rules, the government changes them! A new federal law took effect January 1, 2020, that affects many different parts of retirement planning. The SECURE Act of 2020 (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) has 29 provisions
Fair Isaac Corp, commonly known as FICO, recently announced that a new version of their credit scoring model will be available later this year. FICO scores are used by 90% of lenders to assess an individual’s credit risk. Certified financial planner Suzanne Himes, with Asset Planning Corporation, is here with more information on this important
It’s a popular time of year for annual job performance reviews and corresponding pay raises. Along with celebrating this good news, it’s wise to think about how that increase in income can impact multiple financial decisions. Certified financial planner Suzanne Himes, with Asset Planning Corporation, has some of the changes to consider when our paychecks
PAUL FAIN: PLAN FOR THE BEST, PREPARE FOR THE WORST With year-end fast approaching, what is on your “to-do” list? Perhaps more importantly, what should be on your to-do list for the remainder of 2019? Plan for the best, prepare for the worst. At least annually, or as life circumstances change, review your various insurance
INTRO: Tax season is in full swing and taxpayers are immersed in organizing their records and filing their returns. What forms do you need to have on hand to file an accurate tax return? Paul Fain, president of Asset Planning Corporation, joins us now with a guide to commonly used IRS tax forms. PAUL
A viewer asks, “When is the best time to start taking Social Security?” Our moneyman, Certified Financial Planner™ Paul Fain joins us now with answers. PAUL, MAYBE WE SHOULD START BY REVIEWING THE EARLIEST AND THE LATEST THAT YOU CAN START SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS… Age 60: Widow/Widower Age 62: Reduced normal benefit