Planning for your own retirement is enough of a challenge. Combine that with aging parents that haven’t adequately prepared for their’s and the task is beyond overwhelming. When faced with the task of financial planning for elderly parents, where do you turn? That is precisely the question a client of mine brought to me. His father had recently died, and his mother now faced doing life alone. He came to me asking advice about how to make his mother’s money last for the rest of her life.
The holidays are over, and it is time to whip yourself back into shape. If you’re like most Americans, you likely blew your diet with tons of holiday goodies. However, your waistline may not be the only thing feeling a squeeze—77% of people blow their holiday budget. If you fall into that category, it’s time to trim more than just the turkey! Get your budget back on track so you can make the most out of 2018. Did you know that January is the most depressing month of the year? You just went out and spent a bunch of money on things like bullets, fishing poles, hunting gear or whatever your fancy—basically everyone is out there spending money on stuff! Now that the wrapping paper is in the trash, you might be reflecting and thinking, “Holy Batman I just spent more money than I needed to on Christmas!”
We all do it at the beginning of every year; make resolutions with the intention of keeping them. And while you have kissed 2017 goodbye, it doesn’t mean you’re ready to tackle 2018, especially when it comes to your finances. So we here at Financially Simple decided to help you become happy, healthy and wealthy (to some degree) with 18 tips to help you clearly define and keep your financial New Years resolutions for 2018.
The 2017 Financially Simple Bloopers Hey guys! It’s Justin Goodbread from Financially Simple. We’ve had an awesome time producing all kinds of content in 2017, and here I am between Christmas and New Years on the farm. And it is cold out here, and I want to stop and thank you for watching all the videos and reading many of the blog posts that we shared. The sun is going down, and before too long it’ll be 2018! Can you believe that?? I wanted to shoot a little intro for our blooper reel. These are all the fun little outtakes that we cut out of the videos, and I hope you enjoy it.
Capitalism versus Socialism is an age-old story. It’s a battle that could even possibly trace back to that fateful night when a babe born in a manger changed the world. What exactly can a 2,000-year-old story teach us about capitalist economics? More than might think actually.
Did you know that the third Monday in January is considered Blue Monday? One psychologist deemed it the most depressing day of the year. Not only is it Monday—which we all know is the least favorite day of the week—but you’re in the middle of the winter months—every heard of seasonal affective disorder (SAD)! Couple that with the fact that you may have just realized that New Year’s Resolution isn’t as attainable as you once thought and you’re reeling from your the Christmas debt you amassed.