How To Throw a Moroccan Theme Party

How To Throw a Moroccan Theme Party

How to Throw an Authentic Moroccan Themed Party on a Budget Everyone loves a good party. We have talked about tailgate parties and Super Bowl parties in the past here on Gen X, now it is time for a theme party. Morocco is a curious blend of sights, sounds and smells. From the mystique of its […]

I Lost My Job Now What?

I Lost My Job Now What?

Restarting Your Life You Lost Your Job If you find that you are asking yourself “I lost my job now what?” you have come to the right place. Although you didn’t plan it, you’ve lost your job and suddenly are faced with the prospect of starting over in your career or finding a completely new […]

How to Make a Will

How to Make a Will

How to Make a Will In 11 Steps While it may seem much easier just to let the legal system divvy up your funds (joke intended), more often than not, the assets wind up in probate and eventually claimed by an estate company or probate courts, which can turn into a nightmare. This can mean […]

403b Loan – How to Borrow Money From Your Retirement Plan

403b Loan – How to Borrow Money From Your Retirement Plan

During my years as a financial advisor and retirement planning consultant, one of the most common complaints I received from people was about being able to take money out of their employer-sponsored retirement plans such as a 401k or 403b. For more on what the 403b is check this out. They insisted that it’s their […]

Find the Best CD Rates for Investing Your Money

Find the Best CD Rates for Investing Your Money

We have talked a lot about 401k’s and rolling over your employer-sponsored 401k into a either a traditional IRA, or a Roth IRA account when you leave your employer. While IRAs offer several tax benefits, there are reasons you might consider depositing those funds into a Certificate of Deposit (CD). What is a Certificate of Deposit […]

What is a 403b Plan?

What is a 403b Plan?

Most people have heard of a 401k plan, and it’s often a topic of discussion in the news and around water coolers in many offices, but what is a 403b plan? The IRS created the 403b as a tax-deferred retirement plan for members of public education organizations, some non-profit organizations, cooperative hospital service organizations, and […]

How To Buy Stocks

How To Buy Stocks

We all need to be investing toward our future. There are many different types of investments you can look at, don’t forget to invest in yourself, but the stock market can be one of best for many of us. When you first start out investing in stocks it can seem daunting and complex, but you […]

The Power of Starting Small, How to Start Saving Money

The Power of Starting Small, How to Start Saving Money

After being in the personal finance business for close to ten years I’ve been asked a lot of questions. But there’s one thing that comes up more often than anything else. People always ask how to start saving money, how to start investing money, or how to start paying off debt if they don’t have […]

Wally App Review, Personal Finance App

Wally App Review, Personal Finance App

The first step to reigning in your finances is keeping track of what you spend.  Experts used to recommend writing down expenditures, or using some sort of setting goals worksheet but with technology being as advanced as it is today, cash logs are quickly becoming a thing of the past.  Mobile apps are readily accessible […]

what is a good credit score

What is a Good Credit Score?

An established credit history and credit score often stands between potential home or car buyers and their dream. But what is a good credit score? What exactly is a credit score? What makes a credit score “good?” How to improve your credit score? If you’re new to building credit there are a few things you need […]