In this issue, we look at what it means to be financially ready and how to get there. We look at two very different budgeting approaches and offer some of the benchmarks to aim for. Also, we include a worksheet that you can use to grade your own readiness and see where there’s room for […]
In an economy with unemployment at cyclical lows, inflation right around the Federal Reserve’s preferred 2 percent target, and businesses and consumers spending happily through much of the year, there was enough good news through most of 2018 for investors to shake off looming worries.
Authors examine a number of issues of particular importance to rural electric co-ops, considering the economic implications for communities and the broader U.S. economy and market.
Investors faced two things in the final quarter of 2018: excellent economic reports, and sharply plunging stock markets. Recent activity has been strongly positive, but in the fourth quarter, there was a shock to the outlook for the months ahead.
Many of us have heard the “10% rule” when it comes to savings: put away 10% of your income, and you’ll be in good shape. But is that enough?
Your financial life is on your terms, but what if you don’t know where to start, especially in a world with literally thousands of mutual funds and other investment choices?
Investing doesn’t require great wealth or complicated strategies. You just need to put today’s dollars – even small amounts – where time and compounding interest can help them grow.
For some things you buy, if you pay more, you get more. But paying more for a mutual fund may mean you get less. Here's why.
Financial market volatility – real or anticipated – is often accompanied by a strong emotional reaction. The simple reason: you’re human.