Retirement Planning

Managing risk is more important than maximizing gains. We believe you should never invest in anything that you are uncomfortable with or that you don’t understand. While we would prefer to live in a world without risk, this preference simply does not conform to the real world. Therefore, we use risk management techniques and tools to reduce the following risks.

Consulting With You

cpr According to statistics from the National Council on Economic Education, only seven states require high school students to take a personal finance course while eight others require courses with personal finance content.
This was from a 2004 survey that also showed only nine states test personal finance knowledge. These numbers are beginning to change as the state of Missouri joins the fray and will require one-half unit of credit in personal finance instruction for graduation in 2010.
A 2004 national survey by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy measured 12th graders' knowledge of basic personal finance. On average, students who participated in the survey answered correctly only 52.3 percent of the questions - an "F" in most high school classrooms.

Your Finances Are Important

reaching your financial goals According to statistics from the National Council on Economic Education, only seven states require high school students to take a personal finance course while eight others require courses with personal finance content.
This was from a 2004 survey that also showed only nine states test personal finance knowledge. These numbers are beginning to change as the state of Missouri joins the fray and will require one-half unit of credit in personal finance instruction for graduation in 2010.
A 2004 national survey by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy measured 12th graders' knowledge of basic personal finance. On average, students who participated in the survey answered correctly only 52.3 percent of the questions - an "F" in most high school classrooms.

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Retirement Planning

Managing risk is more important than maximizing gains. We believe you should never invest in anything that you are uncomfortable with or that you don’t understand. While we would prefer to live in a world without risk, this preference simply does not conform to the real world. Therefore, we use risk management techniques and tools to reduce the following risks.

The Stock Market is Not a Sure Thing

services A basic personal finance tip is to make a budget. A personal finance budget is information made up of your income and expenses and the more accurate this information is, the more likely you are be able to meet your goals and realize your dreams. A personal finance budget should be made for at most one year at a time and include a list of your monthly expenses.
All expenses must be included. To be sure of that go through all your paid bills, check register and credit card receipts to find expenditures that recure every month and expenditures that happen less frequently. Personal finance budgeting requires some small sacrifices. To be able to make good personal financial decisions and set priorities, you must know where your money is actually going. Start your budget and accomplish your goals.
Get an electronic bill pay. This is a very convenient way to pay your bills. You pay them electronically, by direct withdrawal from your bank account. The transaction is processed immediately. You can even link your bill pay service to your personal finance budget, so that your expenditures are automatically entered in the appropriate category. Personal financial management can be really easy.

Never Underestimate the Power of Financial Planning

services Many internet searches reveal that you can get free term life insurance quotes and premiums that are up to 70% off. With so many options available, is it always in your best interest to get the cheapest term life insurance coverage? And what does "up to 70% off your term life insurance" really mean?
Cost effective term life insurance is simply basic life insurance that pays out a lump sum after your death. The premiums for these polices are generally low because the policies are like your house insurance; there is no cash value. There are two basic types of term life insurance – decreasing term life insurance and level term life insurance, but decreasing term life insurance is gradually being phased out.
What is Term Life Insurance?
Level term life insurance policies are not as cheap as decreasing term life insurance but do a better job of protecting you. Both of these life insurance policies have many similarities. The reason for the different price structures are that level term life insurance policies, owned by you, can pay off your mortgage and still leave a pay out for your family. The group term life insurance you buy through your bank, has a decreasing balance but keeps the same premium. Finally, a cheap decreasing term life insurance policy pays only the bank a lump sum to clear your mortgage; it doesn’t leave any money to pay those you leave behind.

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