You do the absolute best you can for your kids. You work hard to support them, and a significant chunk of the household budget is dedicated not just to their needs but countless other things that may give them a boost in life.
Just a few years ago, the idea of pet insurance sounded a little strange. Although just about 1 percent of all pets in the U.S. are currently covered through a pet insurance policy, it’s a fast-growing market with more pet owners interested in learning about how it could protect against getting stuck with a massive vet bill.
If you looked for a financial planner in Kansas City -- or any metro area, for that matter -- you might have stumbled across a firm who promises to not only do your financial planning, but also your taxes.
And your estate planning. And help with your insurance and advise on charitable giving strategies. And….
Private high schools in the Kansas City Area continue to see prices creep higher for the 2019 -2020 school year. The positive news for parents is that cost increases are moderating over previous years. The median increase in the full cost to attend is up 2.81%. This is the lowest in the five years we have been tracking education expenses.
Reaching the maximum contribution level for your 401(k) is a sign that you are doing well in your career or you are a great saver. Reaching this achievement also puts you in a small group of Americans.
There are countless biases and cognitive errors that humans make on a daily basis -- and many of them can affect whether or not you find financial success.
The 4th quarter saw global stock markets sell off into bear market territory. The sell off was triggered by concerns over the US – China trade war and the ripple impact it is having in economies around the world. Economic growth decelerating at a quicker pace than expected. The slowdown is partially linked to the cautious business environment stemming from the trade war.
I am humbled that over 60,000 people read articles on our website this year. Our goal is to help take financial planning and investment topics and write about them in a relatable way that is helpful to our readers. We are so grateful for our readers and feel free to suggest topics you would like us to cover in 2019. Thanks again for reading and here are our top posts for 2018!
This is my fifth year of compiling my favorite book list. It is the shortest list I have posted. I didn't get to read as many recommendable books in 2018. My reading list this year consisted of more management and technical books to help with certain areas of Castlebar. None of these made my favorite list.
With the end of the year quickly approaching there are still a few things you can do to help your financial situation before the new year. Here is a quick list of items to look at this year which will give you a boost in 2018 and get your 2019 off to a great start.