Under stress at work? Just remember: Don’t believe what you think.

Here’s how you can take control of your brain’s knee-jerk reactions to distressing situations, says psychology researcher Lisa Penney. This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here. Question: When you’re under [...]

By |2020-02-17T15:34:16+00:00February 17th, 2020|Business Finance|0 Comments

IRS provides relief to financial institutions affected by tax law change raising the age for required minimum distributions

The Internal Revenue Service has provided relief to financial institutions that were expected to provide required minimum distribution (RMD) statements to IRA owners by Jan 31, 2020. Notice 2020-6 clarifies that if an RMD statement is provided for 2020 to an IRA owner who will turn age 70½ in 2020, the IRS will not consider [...]

By |2020-01-27T16:22:04+00:00January 27th, 2020|Personal Finance|0 Comments

If I have student loans to pay off, should I also save for retirement? Here’s what experts say

If you went to college, there’s a good chance you still have student loans to tackle. It takes Americans with student debt an average of 21 years to completely pay off their education, and the average student loan payment is $393 a month. With that kind of weight on your wallet, you might wonder whether you should [...]

By |2019-12-09T16:33:46+00:00December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 4 Most Common Retirement Mistakes Millennials Make with Money

Luckily, there's plenty of time for you to recover from these all-too-common financial blunders. It might not come as news that we Millennials receive little respect for our financial skills. Having grown up in an era where the focus regularly fell on protecting individuals’ self-esteem (e.g., participation trophies), I can attest we often received reminders [...]

By |2019-12-02T16:48:04+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Personal Finance|0 Comments

Tax Tips for Retirees

One wrong move can increase your retirement tax bill. RETIREES WHO PLAN carefully can often pay a lower tax bill in retirement. However, tax mistakes can have a dramatic effect on your finances when you're on a fixed income. Poor or haphazard tax planning might actually move you into a higher tax bracket or result in [...]

By |2019-11-18T15:27:02+00:00November 18th, 2019|Personal Finance|0 Comments

4 Ways To Improve Your Estate Plan

Everyone’s heard the stories of celebrities who died without a proper estate plan in place. It’s been a hot topic in the last few years with Prince and Aretha Franklin serving as unfortunate faces of the phenomenon. But it’s not just freewheeling entertainers. Abraham Lincoln – a lawyer by trade – didn’t have one either, which leads me [...]

By |2019-11-11T18:30:59+00:00November 11th, 2019|Personal Finance|0 Comments

Don’t Fall for the Suspended Social Security Number Scam

SCAMS TRYING TO STEAL your Social Security information are on the rise. More than 35,000 people reported Social Security imposter scams to the Federal Trade Commission in 2018, up from 3,200 in 2017. As a result of this crime, consumers lost more than $10 million in 2018. RELATED CONTENT Social Security Benefit Questions If you receive a call [...]

By |2019-09-09T13:57:09+00:00September 9th, 2019|Personal Finance|0 Comments