Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough?

An emergency fund may help alleviate the stress associated with a financial crisis. Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stops washing, and your family ends up on a first-name basis with the nurse at urgent care. Then,...
End-of-the-Year Money Moves

End-of-the-Year Money Moves

Here are some things you might want to do before saying goodbye to 2018.  What has changed for you in 2018? Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? Did you retire? Did you start a family? If notable changes occurred in your personal or professional life, then...
Smart Financial & Insurance Moves for New Parents

Smart Financial & Insurance Moves for New Parents

As you start a family, consider these ideas.  Provided by Brower Financial Group Being a parent means being responsible to a degree you never have been before. That elevated responsibility also impacts your financial decisions. You are now a provider and a protector,...
Save & Invest Even if Money Is Tight

Save & Invest Even if Money Is Tight

For millennials, today is the right time. Provided by Brower Financial Group. If you are under 30, you have likely heard that now is the ideal time to save and invest. You know that the power of compound interest is on your side; you recognize the potential advantages...
Leaving a Legacy to Your Grandkids

Leaving a Legacy to Your Grandkids

Now is the time to explore the possibilities. Provided by Brower Financial Group Grandparents Day provides a reminder of the bond between grandparents and grandchildren and the importance of family legacies. A family legacy can have multiple aspects. It can include...
Should You Use 529 Plan Funds on K-12 Education?

Should You Use 529 Plan Funds on K-12 Education?

Federal law says you can, but you may want to think twice about it. When President Trump signed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act into law late in 2017, new possibilities emerged for the tax-advantaged investment vehicles known as 529 college savings plans. Funds from...