Parents Pass (Bad) Money Habits to Kids

“Parents signal their attitudes about money, either through purposeful and explicit messages or in unconscious ways.  Meanwhile, children learn the behaviors that take them into adulthood by observing what parents do.  These observations can override financial knowledge in shaping behavior.” The Squared Away Blog features a research summary by Dr. Sonya Britt, a certified financial…

How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

Writer Abby Hayes explains the importance of starting early to invest for retirement and the options available for the self-employed. Whether self-employment is your only source of income or a supplement to a job, learn about the options and get started today. See: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/articles/2016-10-26/how-to-save-for-retirement-when-youre-self-employed Source: Financial Planning for Women

Considering a Reverse Mortgage?

If you are considering a reverse mortgage to help finance retirement, information on the newest programs and government regulations are available in a book by renowned retirement researcher, Wade Pfau: “Reverse Mortgages: How to use Reverse Mortgages to Secure Your Retirement.”http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/savingsgame/tca-how-a-reverse-mortgage-can-benefit-retirement-20161019-story.html Source: Financial Planning for Women

Podcast: Is It Time to Rebalance Your Portfolio?

Market performance can alter the relative values of the asset classes you hold in your portfolio. If it’s been a while since you’ve rebalanced your portfolio, now may be a good time to consider doing it. Listen to the podcast (5 min. 55 sec): http://www.finra.org/investors/podcasts/time-to-rebalance-portfolio?utm_source=MM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Investor%5FNews%5F102716%5FFINAL Source: Financial Planning for Women

Cyber Security is important!

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to make sure you—and your family—are staying safe online. Check out the resources at StaySafeOnline.orgfor tips on keeping a “clean machine” and protecting your personal information, as well as tips for parents and how to protect your mobile devices.  Source: Financial Planning for Women