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4 Healthy Financial Habits to Develop Now

By Brad Sherman Learn more about Brad on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor  Our habits play a crucial role in our ability to meet our goals and become who we want to be. Bad habits — whether it’s biting our nails, overeating, smoking or something else — create roadblocks on the path to...
Posted On 02 Jul 2016

Deciding If a Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract is Right for You

By  Nimish Shukla Learn more about Nimish on NerdWallet’s  Ask an Advisor As life expectancies lengthen and many retirements grow to 30 years or longer, more and more Americans are deciding to supplement traditional retirement savings, such as  individual retirement...
Posted On 02 Jul 2016

How Budgeting Helped Me Achieve the Life I Want

Budget. It’s the dreaded word of personal finance. Say it, and people will tell you how much they despise it. The statistics bear this out: Only 39 percent of U.S. adults say they closely track their spending and have a budget, according to a 2014 survey conducted for the...
Posted On 02 Jul 2016

How millennials can save the world while saving for retirement

If you are a millennial investor or just think like one you are likely to have some very different attitudes about investing than previous generations. We conducted a survey and this one stands Source
Posted On 02 Jul 2016

Surging Canada ETF Gets Bigger Weighting In NorthCoast Portfolios

Patrick Jamin kept his big picture focus in a month that brought topsy turvy conditions. The chief investment officer for NorthCoast Asset Management made slight adjustments to the firm’s ETF retirement portfolios in June. As global markets Source
Posted On 02 Jul 2016

Psst! Retirees Financial Facts Of Life — For Young Workers

People learn from experience. And that certainly includes retirees. Once U.S. adults retire, they quickly learn whether they have enough money to live in the style they expect. If they don’t have enough money? Being retired, Source
Posted On 25 Jun 2016

A Fix For Confusion Around Social Security Benefits

Social Security spousal benefits and survivor benefits appear very similar on the surface. Both programs provide benefits to an individual based solely on their spouse’s work history. But scratch a little deeper and one finds a tangle of regulations and features that are just...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

The 3 Lamest Excuses For Not Saving For Retirement

You know how you keep putting off something you don’t feel like doing — like doing your taxes or cleaning out a closet? Saving for retirement is like that for most of us. A third of workers say they are not saving for retirement, according to data from the Employee...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

What Millennials Get Wrong About Retirement

Every time I use a retirement calculator — which I do as a hobby, how other people might, say, cross stitch — I hover for a beat over the field that asks when I want to retire. Sometimes I stretch it out to get a result that says I can spend more and save less right now, which...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

5 Ways to Test Your Retirement Readiness

Today, moving toward retiring is more complicated than it was in prior years, and comes with a thousand decisions. “Retirement looks very different for people today than it did 50 years ago. People are living longer, and their families sometimes live across the country or even...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016