Preparing your finances for a large purchase
Most of us know that for big-ticket purchases in life – like a house, higher education or retirement – it pays to plan ahead. For these major-life expenses, we already have an established framework to plan around, including research aids, apps and professionals, who can offer advice. But for other larger expenses, like buying a new washing machine or a used car, the path forward may be less clear. Work to establish a basic method for saving up toward these expenses that are often planned in advance to minimize their impact on your budget.
Looking for a stock market crystal ball? Watch the bond market
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a crystal orb that forecasts the future of the stock market—a tool that would help investors experience fewer surprises and mitigate risk?
Preparing for the business succession boom: Four actions every owner should consider
The numbers speak for themselves – a monumental shift for business owners is coming, and many are approaching business succession unprepared. A well-thought-out plan can help prepare businesses for a smooth transition to the next generation of company leaders without the loss of revenue, cash flow or consumer confidence.