Disaster Planning: 5 Essentials for your Financial Emergency Kit

With wildfires in the northwest, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma causing so much destruction, it’s a reminder to prepare for disaster… earthquake, tornado or ???“It’s tempting to put off until tomorrow some of the important decisions about what happens to your retirement assets when you die. But it pays to plan ahead, especially for accounts that…

Equifax breach exposes 143 million people to identity theft

Who can you trust? No one… when a major credit bureau’s computers have been breached it’s a really frustrating situation. I discovered that my social security number is among those at risk.  Experian has set up a website where you can check if your personal info was stolen:  https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/. Also, call this phone number 866-447-7559…

Women spend less than half of adult life in marriage- implications for retirement

A study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that the average US woman now will spend less than half of her adult life as part of a married couple. This “has significant implications for financial planning,” the study’s authors note. (8/21/17 Retirement Security Smartbrief). Do Women Still Spend Most of Their…

How to Protect Your Retirement Savings From a Crash

“Since the market hit rock bottom about eight years ago, it has been steadily improving, and investors have seen skyrocketing stock prices and annual returns. Unfortunately, those spectacular averages won’t last forever, and the investment pros have some pretty pessimistic predictions for the future,” according to Katie Brockman writing for The Motley Fool. “So what…

Treasury Securities—3 Ways to Lend to Uncle Sam PODCAST

Do you know the difference between Treasury bills, notes, and bonds? Listen to a 6 1/2 minute podcast from FINRA to learn about treasury securities. FINRA has lots of other podcasts to inform you about financial affairs. Check out: http://www.finra.org/investors/podcasts/treasury-securities-3-ways-lend-uncle-sam?utm_source=MM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Investor%5FNews%5F062317%5FFINALLots more podcasts at: http://www.finra.org/investors/podcasts Source: Financial Planning for Women