Death is inevitable and, regardless of how you feel about that, there will be family left behind who will have to manage “your estate.” Now the word estate may conjure up images of Downton Abbey or an oil baron’s fortune, but if you are leaving anything behind, that is your “estate.”
To get out of debt and to get a point that you have money to invest in your future takes discipline—military discipline, but “Soldier of Finance” makes it manageable by breaking it up into weekly tasks, from discovering where you are, to paying off debt, to getting started in investing. In the “Your Body Armor” chapter, he also gives great advice on the importance of insurance, including life insurance. Plus, each chapter has a “Go/No Go” checklist (love!) and a summary for those who “reading or attention challenged.”
While you may think you’re doing the right thing if you name your special-needs child (or grandchild, sibling, etc.) as the beneficiary of your life insurance, you may be doing the wrong thing. Here’s why. Under current federal law, an individual with more than $2,000 in assets is disqualified from most needs-based government benefits. State […]
tart now working on those you made eight months ago, working on the principle that there is no time like the present. Here are four quick tasks to undertake—one for each week of this coming month—to get your financial life under control and heading in the right direction. (You’re on your own with the diet and exercising!)
I had a conversation with some friends. They were discussing something I had never considered. To put it simply, they did not borrow money. I did not believe this was possible. After all, we were never able to save money and I knew what our bills looked like.