tracking your net worth

Why Tracking Your Net Worth Is Important

Our personal balance sheets can tell us a lot about our current financial standing. It’s simple, assets minus liabilities equals net worth. Over time, the goal is to pay down liabilities, increase assets, and in turn increase net worth. If you’re sticking to a strategy that essentially sticks to this basic concept, you’re more likely[…]

Financing a masters degree

Financing a Masters Degree and Career Progression FAQ

The decision to get an advanced degree is a big one, involving a financial and career equation of money, time, possible advancement, fulfillment, and more. The following are some of the questions you should consider when deciding whether to pursue and how to finance a Masters’ degree! This article was written by Janet Matta. She[…]

401(k) loan questions

Frequently Asked 401(k) Loan Questions…Answered!

The majority of 401(k) providers offer a loan provision that allows participants to loan themselves money from their 401(k)’s at a relatively low interest rate. We often get questions about whether it’s a good idea to loan yourself money from your 401(k). While it can seem attractive on the surface due to low interest rates[…]

First Time Home Buyers Guide

Millennials have become notorious for NOT buying homes. In our opinion, it has more to do with broad economic conditions, and social preferences, rather than a lack of interest in buying a home. Millennials are simply delaying big life events such as purchasing a home, getting married, and having kids, longer than previous generations. Regardless, we[…]