How much of your income should you be saving? A common rule of thumb answer used to be that 10 percent of income should go into savings. But 10 percent doesn’t really cut it anymore. Certified Financial Planner John D. Buerger explains what the new rule of thumb is and how to hit that target.
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If you’re fortunate enough to receive a tax refund this year, you may be interested in stashing that money somewhere safe where it can grow. A US Series I Savings bond is considered by many to be a conservative investment for several reasons. Find out what perks the IRS is offering to put your tax refund into savings bonds, what the benefits of these investments are and if they’re right for you and your money.
Everyone is in pursuit of the highest interest rate savings account. Traditionally, opening a savings account requires a trip to your local bank. Modern times call for modern measures and now online savings accounts allow you to open and manage your savings account completely on the Internet. Before you run off to open your online savings account, first learn the pros and cons of each type of account.
In more than a decade of financial planning for families, Certified Financial Planner, Kevin Worthley, has found a startling trend – most families do not have an adequate emergency fund. Yet, the consequences of not having such a safeguard can be disastrous. Kevin covers why it’s so important to have a rainy day fund and how to get started.
Our smarty-pants friends at the Federal Reserve announced today that they will once again hold its Fed funds rate at the 0 percent to 0.25 percent range. Here’s the official press release from the Fed regarding its decision today and a translation (for the rest of us) from Quicken Loans Chief Economist Bob Walters.
The first day of spring has come and gone, officially marking the time of year to clean house – and not just your literal home. It’s also the perfect season to tidy up your finances. Just like you might have a “to do” list for your house spring cleaning tasks, here are 12 simple to dos to help you clean your financial house.