Brokerage Money Market Funds – A Great Cash Option

Tweet If you do any investing, you most likely have a brokerage account through one of the major brokerage firms or your local bank. When we think of these types of accounts we generally consider it the account to hold our stocks, bonds and mutual funds. By default, cash in one of these accounts may […]

The Average American: 1967 and Today

Tweet Tom Van Riper at has an interesting article and slideshow that talks about how American families have changed financially over the past few decades. Mr. and Mrs. Median’s $46,326 in annual income is 32% more than their mid-’60s counterparts, even when adjusted for inflation, and 13% more than those at the median in […]

12,000 Dow Milestone – So What?

Tweet If you have been to any finance website or watched the news in the past 24 hours then you are aware of the new milestone reached by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The average closed at the highest point ever at just over 12,000. At first glance this sounds great and our markets are […]

Open Enrollment Season

Tweet Fall is in the air, and that means many employers begin their open enrollment period for benefits. Even if your employer doesn’t do open enrollment in the fall, keep reading. There is important information to consider for when your time comes. This is an important time of year for anyone who works and can […]

Welcome to Generation X Finance

Tweet Generation X is a unique generation, and while experts have different opinions on the exact years that qualify the generation, generally speaking it encompasses today’s younger adults in their late 20′s through their 30′s. Most people have likely heard a great deal about the Baby Boomers recently as this year defines the point where […]