What is Socially Responsible Investing?

In today’s world, we are faced with the threat of climate change, social instability, and several other social, environmental, and governance issues. If you’ve been wondering how to align your values with your investments, you’re in luck. Socially responsible investing funds exist specifically for this purpose and over the years the number of assets, oversight,[…]

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Importance of Tax Efficient Investing

This article will discuss the importance of tax-efficient investing in order to maximize portfolio returns. From the different types of tax status at the account level, to tax-efficient investments, we’ll uncover simple strategies to ensure you’re keeping most of your investments returns.  Importance of Tax-Efficient Investing Taxable, Tax-Deferred or Tax Exempt? There are 3 differing[…]

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Left Your Job? Review Your 401(k) Rollover Options

When leaving an employer for a new job, your 401(k) remains in the former employer’s plan. Only when you designate to roll over the 401(k) will the account’s assets be moved. There are four 401(k) rollover options. Each option should be reviewed carefully to make the right choice for you. Read below to review the[…]

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Best Way to Budget: Automation

A budget is similar to a diet. What a diet is to physical health, a budget is to financial health. Both are developed to improve yourself, but neither are typically sustainable. More often than not they’re temporary lifestyle changes, not permanent behavioral changes. As a result, we’ve found the best way to budget is through[…]

5 Financial Mistakes Millennials Make

Millennials are often criticized for their spending habits and YOLO (you only live once) lifestyles. Being millennials ourselves we can sympathize with our generations general view on lifestyle and saving habits. Most saw our parents go through the dot-com bubble, and housing crisis, which we believe contributed to “enjoy the money now because you never[…]

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3 Reasons Investing is NOT Gambling

People who’ve never invested before oftentimes question the difference between investing and gambling. It’s true both involve risking capital in hopes of making a profit, however, the similarities end there. It would be a mistake to believe otherwise. Here are 3 reasons why investing is not gambling. 3 Reasons Investing Is Not Gambling Investing involves[…]

Financial Planning for Recent College Graduates

According to a recent study conducted by Korn Ferry, the average starting salary for a college graduate in the U.S is projected to be slightly under $50,000 in 2017. The average student loan debt upon graduation is roughly $37,000. Without any financial experience or knowledge, this can be a lot to overcome. I’ve built a hypothetical[…]

Should I Consolidate My Student Loans?

Generally, you won’t consolidate federal and private student loans together. Federal loans allow more flexibility and fixed interest rates, where private loans can be variable or fixed and aren’t as flexible with their repayment plans. Depending on the interest rates you received at the time of your loans it may or may not make sense.[…]