From the 'Your Gain Plan' Category:

Score a Retirement Touchdown

Debt ceiling, wars overseas, stock market ups and downs…it’s enough to make you want to hide under your blanket for the rest of your life! Don’t let the turbulence in the news distract you […]

Financial Preparations for a Disaster

Our hearts go out to the residents of Boston. As they and residents of areas affected by destructive events know, a disaster can bring about not only emotional hardship, but financial hardship, as well. […]

3 Ways to Avoid Credit Report Errors

[s2If !is_user_logged_in()] 60 Minutes recently ran a stunning expose of credit score errors at the top 3 reporting bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. A whopping 40 million Americans have errors on their credit report […]

Main Street Money Trail Shows Caution and Rocky Timing

According to Lipper, stock mutual fund net inflows by individual investors in 2012 increased in October in comparison to September: June to July also showed increased net inflows into stock mutual funds. In both […]

5 Tips to Save Money This Holiday Season

SUEAGJF7TDMV Black Friday and Cyber Monday looked the recession beast in the eye and laughed this year. Online Black Friday sales alone jumped 26% over 2011 to over $1B. Nevertheless, there’s still shopping to […]

A Thermometer That Measures Stress

The 2008 crash reminded investors that – like us during the holiday season – the financial system can also crash under stress. But how can something as intangible as stress in the financial system […]

Your 7-Step Natural Disaster Checklist for Financial Security

Hurricane Sandy affected over 8 million people in the Tri-State area when it made landfall on October 29, 2012.  Millions in New York and New Jersey lost power, as well as access to food […]

Improve Your FAFSA Aid Chances

It’s that time of year when you and your child may be looking forward to college next fall.  You may also need to seek financial aid to help pay for it.  This process usually […]

Are Actively Managed Funds Worth the Expense Ratio?

Investment management fees have always been a hot topic – in particular, fees that aren’t explicit.  A fund’s management fee—e.g., its “expense ratio”—falls in that category.  This fee reflects the cost of running a […]

4 Ways to Increase Your 401K Balance (Hint: Lower Your 401K Fees)

Employers may be shocked by the reaction from their employees when 401K plan fees are soon given their own separate line item on 401K statements. For the first time, in clear language, employees will […]