In the last decade, the U.S. homeownership rate has declined from a peak of just over 69% in 2004 to 63.4% in the second quarter of 2015.1 On the flip side, there was a stark rise in renter household growth from 2010 through 2014, reaching approximately 900,000 new rental households annually...Read More
Early retirement is a phrase many Americans wish they could turn into a reality. While retiring in your 50s or early 60s sounds enticing, it typically requires years of planning to make sure you’ve accumulated enough retirement assets to last for 20 or 30 years or more. It’s important to factor in how an early retirement could...Read More
Saving water means saving money around your home. However, you might not be quite ready to put a brick in your toilet tank or reduce your shower flow to a trickle. Have no fear; you can still take steps to seriously reduce your water bill each month...Read More
A backyard swimming pool can be a fun way to cool off with family & friends during the hot summer months. However, spas & swimming pools can pose a serious danger to people of any age, especially young children.
Each year, almost 400 children under age 15 drown in pools and spas in the US, and more than 5,000 sustain pool-related injuries that require emergency treatment. More than 75% of these deaths and injuries involve children...Read More
No matter what your level of investment experience or sophistication, you may benefit from developing a relationship with a financial advisor. Why? Because a qualified financial advisor is trained to analyze your personal financial situation and prepare a program designed to help you address your financial goals and objectives.
Financial advisors are often trained as accountants, lawyers, insurance agents, or stockbrokers — all professions that have a relationship to different aspects of your financial well-being...Read More
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A stronger job market and low mortgage rates could persuade more Americans to enter the housing market during the traditional spring buying season. Most homebuyers focus on finding a home that meets their needs while keeping mortgage and tax payments in an affordable range...Read More
In addition to saving for retirement, there may be other major financial goals you’ll need to juggle in a lifetime. Let’s say that at age 25 you earned $35,000. If your salary increased at the average historical rate, you’d have earned nearly $2 million by the time you were 65.1 That might sound like a lot – until you begin thinking about all the financial goals you’ll need to juggle in a lifetime, including buying a home and paying your child’s education, while funding your own retirement...Read More