Make Tax Time Simple

Four ways to make tax season less stressful. There are many times during the year that can induce stress in … Continued

How Much Do I Need to Retire?

Less than half of Americans know how much they’ll need to save for their retirement, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The amount depends on things like when you decide to leave the workforce, the type of retirement lifestyle you’re planning, where you’ll live and your health. The bottom line, however, is that it’s never too early or late to begin saving for retirement. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Battle It Out for Consumer Dollars [Infographic]

Nothing says “holiday shopping” quite like the four-day weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent $59.1 billion on 2012 during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While 10% of shoppers rushed to the stores right after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners, others waited until Cyber Monday, with online shopping peaking at 11:25 a.m. EST. Whether you plan to shop in-store or online, check out this infographic for more fun Cyber Monday and Black Friday statistics.

How to Save Money on Pet Care

Americans will spend an estimated $55.5 billion on their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). … Continued

Investing in the Stock Market: Life or Death? [Infographic]

Let’s face it, financial planning can be scary. In fact according to a new Nationwide Financial survey, many investors are still afraid of another financial crisis and Americans are still hesitant about investing in the stock market.

Life Insurance Income Replacement [Infographic]

A sound financial plan should include an appropriate amount of life insurance. Protect your loved ones by making sure your life insurance plan can replace the income your family needs to maintain its standard of living.