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.

Should You Downsize Your Home for Retirement?

When the kids left for college, you had big dreams for their unoccupied bedrooms. Your daughter’s room had potential to become the art studio you’ve always wanted. And your son’s room? Say Namaste to your new yoga studio.

Now, as you look back, you realize those rooms have barely changed. So moving toward retirement, you’re starting to wonder if you really need all the extra space. To help you make educated decisions about your retirement options, here are four things to consider as you decide if downsizing is the right choice for you.

4 Easy Pieces: Ways to Trim Bucks From Your Budget

No one likes tightening their budget and doing without, but everybody likes saving money—and there are ways to make it painless. Here are a few tricks for cutting costs on items that are already in your budget.