If life insurance could start over,
this is what it would be.
FSA or Tax Credit: Which Should You Tap to Save on Child Care?

FSA or Tax Credit: Which Should You Tap to Save on Child Care?

Children are expensive. With so many costs for health insurance, doctor appointments, clothing, food, activities, toys, and more, by the time you are ready to get back to work, the childcare costs can blindside you.

But, did you know that you can deduct the cost of childcare to save on your taxes? Through the Childcare Tax credit or by utilizing your employer-sponsored Flexible Spending Account, you could save big on taxes.

Why Lifestyle Inflation Can Keep You Poor – And How You Can Resist It

Why Lifestyle Inflation Can Keep You Poor – And How You Can Resist It

It’s easy to find yourself thinking, “I’ll be so much happier when I get a raise.” Then, you get a raise and feel like your financial situation has drastically changed. You can afford to save a little more per month or maybe even make that much-sought-after upgrade to your home.

But after a few months, you get used to the new salary, and the cycle begins again of waiting for that next pay increase to feel like you have enough money to live comfortably.

Many of us get the same feeling when we buy a house. What was once a gleaming home that filled you with pride is now a constant reminder of everything you want to fix.

A Month-by-Month Guide to Accomplishing Your 2017 Financial Goals

A Month-by-Month Guide to Accomplishing Your 2017 Financial Goals

New Year’s resolutions are fundamentally flawed.

This idea of doing something for an entire year is both daunting, unpractical and, frankly, a little boring.

So let’s try something new in 2017. We’re going to take a single resolution – getting your finances in order – and break it up into 12, easy-to-accomplish, month-long goals.

By setting up a series of manageable tasks, you’ll be able to make real month-by-month progress while staying motivated and mindful of the big picture. Because, really, what good is starting something if you can’t finish it?