It’s nearly that time of year again. The stress. The procrastination. The arithmetic. The missing receipts. That’s right; it’s almost tax time! Filing taxes and decoding IRS lingo may be some people’s idea of a good time, but for the rest of us, it may make more sense to hire a professional tax preparer or
Most people, who are married or have children are aware of the fact that they should have life insurance. After all, should something happen to you, you’d want to ensure that those you care about most are well taken care of. On the other hand, if you’re young, healthy, and single, life insurance might seem
Being a stay-at-home parent isn’t easy. Even if you’re great with money, you may still need to do some extra planning and work before your family is truly ready to live on one income. There’s a lot to consider financially in this situation, from the costs of losing one salary to the costs of childcare.
Ah, Groundhog Day. The day each year we find out if spring will arrive early…or if there will be six more weeks of winter. But, instead of celebrating our favorite rodent this year, we decided to pay homage to Groundhog Day the movie, starring Evanston’s own Bill Murray. For those unfamiliar with the 1993 comedy,
It seems obvious that teens should learn about money. However, financial education for teens is sorely lacking. Many high schools offer little or no assistance in helping teens learn about money. While some parents make this a priority, others don’t focus on it at all. It might help both parents and educators to understand exactly
Last fall, recession fears were running high. It was hard to escape the conversation; predictions for the next big crash flew all over the media while clients, friends, acquaintances, and others constantly asked the team at my financial planning firm if a recession was really about to happen. Our answer to that question never changed,