Most Americans celebrate the last three months of the year with three big holiday seasons: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (Happy Hallothanksmas, y’all)(huge apologies to my Jewish friends). But there’s another very important season that we all need to be aware of: Health Insurance Open Enrollment. This is the annual window for you to sign upContinue reading “Health Insurance Open Enrollment: The forgotten season”
I know I’m often guilty of simplifying the investment process for you. Something that I’ve spent over 10 years studying is second nature to me, but it’s likely still foreign to you. I’ve mentioned before that the use of ETFs can be the easiest way to invest. Knowing what an ETF is is one ofContinue reading “WTF is an ETF?”
Spend money to make money. It sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s the truth. Hiring a financial advisor pays off. But it’s not because financial advisors know some super secret way to invest. It’s because an advisor spends time studying how to get the best results for you. Clients who work with an advisor sayContinue reading “Using an Advisor Pays Off”
Do you ever feel like you’re stumbling through your finances? You’re not alone. This is Making it Count, the podcast where we explore real ways to make your hard earned money work for you. Join hosts Cristina, a working mom of two doing her best to save for their college and her retirement, and Will,Continue reading “Making It Count Podcast”
I’ve written about this crazy housing market before. Trying to get a house right now is hard. And it’s probably not going to get easier anytime soon. Buyers and spectators are asking “are we in a housing bubble?” The latest numbers from housing website realtor.com show that the gap between new families needing a homeContinue reading “Not A Housing Bubble”
It’s the first day of the school year for public schools here in Wisconsin and my feed is blowing up with posts from parents who can’t believe how old their babies are already. I know you parents don’t want to think about it, but just wait until you send ’em off to college! I’ll giveContinue reading “WTF is a 529?”
The difference between gross pay and net pay, explained.
Cracking the mystery of credit scores (and how Rihanna could have avoided writing “Bitch Better Have My Money” if she had only had this information).
It’s true! According to the Transportation Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (geez, that’s a mouthful), the average cost of a plane ticket during the first quarter of 2021 was $260. The BTS (Bureau of Transportation Statistics – not the K-Pop group) also recorded that the price of a ticket in the first quarter of 1996 was $284.
Economic forecasting is an awful lot like weather forecasting. Based on what the experts know, we can be pretty certain of what’s going to happen in the next week or so. After that, we need to look at history and trends. Trying to make detailed predictions about what is going to happen in the futureContinue reading “What’s the Forecast?”