Is a second job really worth it?

Whatever the reason, a second job is often the most sensible solution for solving a serious financial problem. However, before you take on another role, consider whether it’s going to be the difference maker that you need it to be.  

4 ways to maximize your employee benefits

While understanding your employee benefits may be the to-do you keep putting off, if you don’t make time, there’s no way to know what all you might be missing. So, here are the four things you absolutely need to do to fully use your employee benefits. 

Do you really need a financial advisor?

Financial independence doesn't necessarily mean independently making financial decisions. Instead, it's about working toward your bigger, better future by relying on the assets and resources at your disposal. So, before you decide whether or not you need a financial advisor, here are three things you should consider. 

Stay at home jobs that work

If you’ve ever looked for a job on Craigslist, you’ve seen those work-from-home scams far too many times. “Work from home for 4 hours a day! $2500 per week!”. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. 

How to safeguard your identity

While there’s little you can do to prevent a major data breach that might expose your sensitive records, there’s plenty you can do to fortify your own records and reduce or eliminate the opportunities for identity thieves to turn your life upside down.  Your own vigilance is your first and last line of defense, and it can be heightened by incorporating very specific identity theft prevention measures into your daily routines.

5 things you should expect from your financial advisor

You should expect your financial advisor to have in place a clearly defined process for working with you to develop and implement your investment strategy. You know you’ve found the right financial advisor when that process includes, at a minimum, these five elements...

Our biggest financial challenges are often self-inflicted

When it comes to finances and investment decisions, many people are not wired to be able to make decisions dispassionately, without emotions clouding their reasoning; and that’s when people tend to make the most behavioral mistakes with their financial decisions. Understanding these behavioral mistakes and how to avoid them is crucial to achieving financial security.

Is an investment advisor really worth the investment advisory fee?

A recent survey indicates that an increasing number of high net worth investors are willing to pay for solid, unbiased, fee-only investment advice, which is not surprising considering the challenges of today’s markets. What is surprising is that there are still some investors who would rather go it alone, thinking they can do better on their own, or that investment advice is not worth the cost, or both.

How to ignore the media hype on the stock market

The incessant quest for information has reached such a fever pitch that the media outlets, including the cable channels, print media, and now the blogosphere, are churning out content 24/7, and it still isn’t enough to satiate peoples’ ravenous appetite for information. So, it’s all good? WRONG.

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