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Budgeting Apps Make You Spend More

May 4th, 2021 • Lisa W.
“Knowledge is power”, so said Francis Bacon in the 16th century. But is that always a good thing? That brings us to budget apps for tracking spending… A recent academic study from the University of Arizona studied whether or not budget apps that track your spending actually help you to stay on budget. As it … more »
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How to Know When to Make an Insurance Claim

Apr 28th, 2021 • Kristen A.
Though it’s obviously necessary, I’m not a fan of insurance. If you have the desire (and the cash to pay the premium) you can insure literally anything. The car you drive, the home you live in, the jewelry you wear, they can all be protected by an insurance policy. This protection can extend beyond the … more »
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What Exactly is a Target Date Fund?

Apr 20th, 2021 • Lisa W.
If you participate in a workplace retirement plan (401(k), 403(b) or similar), there is a very strong possibility that you are invested in a target date fund (TDF). In 2020, 50% of 401(k) accounts were held exclusively in target date funds, and 75% of accounts contained at least one TDF. But do you know exactly … more »
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