What Is a 403(b) Plan?
February 5, 2014

What Is a 403(b) Plan?

When employees talk about retirement, there are often two different plans that come up: 401(k) and 403(b). Although you’ve probably heard of 401(k) plans, you might not be as familiar with 403(b) retirement plans. Let’s remove the confusion and intimidation surrounding 403(b)s right now. What is a 403(b)? Unlike 401(k) plans, which are for private-sector […]

Financial Advisor
November 6, 2013

Do I Need A Financial Planner?

  Whether you’re saving for your child’s education or putting money away for retirement, financial planning is a complex process. Between a barrage of confusing terminology and economic turbulence, these decisions can be intimidating for someone who is new to the world of finance. There are plenty of professionals out there who can help you […]

401k Alternative
October 30, 2013

5 Alternatives To The 401k

  So your employer doesn’t offer a 401k. While there are several obvious benefits to this common retirement plan (including easy set up and the possibility of matching contributions from your employer), that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of luck when it comes to saving for retirement. Here are five alternatives to the traditional and […]

October 23, 2013

The Financial Fallout of Caring for Aging Parents

It’s one of the harsh realities of aging: at some point, our parents will reach the age when they need help with basic tasks, from meal preparation to bathing. Millions of Americans people take on care of elderly parents themselves rather than hiring outside help or sending aging parents to a nursing home. According to […]

Fitness Infographic
October 18, 2013

Infographic: How Exercise Can Save Billions in Preventable Medical Care

Recent data shows that getting up and active is not only good for your health, it’s also good for your wallet. Here’s a look at the financial damage of preventable diseases like diabetes and obesity, and how we can protect ourselves with a bit of fun and affordable exercise.

Millennial Retierment
August 16, 2013

Infographic: Millennial Retirement Savings

Retirement may seem like it’s a long way down the road for Millennials, but in reality it’s a whole lot closer than we might think. To get an overall impression of where Generation Y is in terms of retirement funds and savings attitudes, we compiled the infogrpahic below. Take a look and see how your Millennial […]

Late Retirement Planning
August 9, 2013

Late Start on Retirement Savings? Start With These Tips

“Start early” is one of the first tips any financial planner will offer regarding retirement. But if you find yourself age forty or older with little to no savings set aside for retirement, simply wishing you’d started earlier won’t get you anywhere. We spoke with two certified financial planners who offered tips specifically for those […]

Millennial Retirement
August 2, 2013

6 Retirement Savings Tips for Millennials

Millennials seem to have the right mindset for retirement savings. According to a Spring 2013 report from Merrill Edge, Gen Y-ers (also known as Millennials, and defined as those age 18-34) are starting to save for retirement much earlier than previous generations. While the average age that Baby Boomers started saving was 35, Gen Y-ers […]

Retirement Advice
July 26, 2013

NetCredit Asks: What Do You Wish You’d Known About Retirement Savings When You Were Younger?

To better understand what we can all be doing now to better prepare for the future, we turned the question to readers. We asked, “What do you wish you’d known about retirement savings when you were younger?”

Millennials Take the App Approach to Retirement Planning
July 19, 2013

Retirement Planning Tips for Millennials, Gen X-ers & Boomers

What’s the best tool out there to help you plan for retirement? That depends – are you a Boomer, a Gen X-er or a Millennial? According to a recent survey from the American United Life Insurance Company, the preferred resources for retirement preparation rely heavily on age. Here’s a breakdown of which tools various age […]