Category Financial Planning

How much does health insurance cost? (Part III of IV)

This is Part III in a series called Health Insurance for the Self-Employed: When doing what you love doesn’t come with health insurance. The posts in this series focus on the importance of health insurance and finding, evaluating, and enrolling in individual health insurance. I’ll also discuss strategies to save money and different ways to […]

When doing what you love doesn’t come with health insurance (Part I of IV)

“…if the creativity of any living creature could be seen, what would it look like?“- K. Moyes This is Part I in a series called Health Insurance for the Self-Employed: When doing what you love doesn’t come with health insurance. The posts in this series focus on the importance of health insurance and finding, evaluating, […]

Financial Planning for Millennials

*Note: This is NOT a sponsored post (emphasis on the not). You can read the bolded lines and the five point summary at the end if you want to save time. Last week I read this article in the New York Times about a company called Learnvest. Learnvest used to just post articles about personal finance — […]

Retirement: How much do you need to save?

Based on a report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, over half of 259 American retirees surveyed have $25K or less saved for retirement. The chart below shows the amount of savings that workers think they need for retirement, their “retirement number.” A thousand workers age 25 and over were surveyed. Their answers varied between […]

A Basic Personal Finance Game Plan: How Did I Start?

Most of the friends and family I’ve talked to (between the ages of 23 and 35) about their personal finances have at least one financial goal and don’t know where to begin. They want to start families, buy homes, pay off debt or save for retirement. The most common question: How do they start these […]