Finances 101

June 25, 2020
What financial conversations should my partner and I have before moving in together or getting married?

My experience talking about finances with my wife Back in the early 90s when I was first seriously dating, the only thing I could think to ask my future wife was, “Do you love me?” At no time during the wooing process did we discuss money or finances at all. We had no money, jobs,…

May 12, 2020
Time-Sensitive Steps to Receive Your Stimulus Payment Quickly

The IRS announced that this Wednesday, May 13th, 9am PT (noon ET) is the deadline for many people to enter their direct deposit info into their Get My Payment portal. If you qualify for a stimulus payment and haven’t received it yet, provide your direct deposit information to get your funds faster. Who needs to…

April 03, 2020
Will I receive a stimulus check?

How does the stimulus check work? The coronavirus stimulus check is an advance on a 2020 tax credit. This means if you do not get a check in 2020, you may be able to claim the tax credit next year. The IRS calls this check an “economic impact payment.” The amount you get will be…

March 18, 2020
What’s the difference between money market, savings, and checking accounts?

Although these types of accounts are similar, they have important differences. What is a checking account? A checking account is designed for day-to-day use. There are many options when it comes to checking accounts. The most popular options are fr...

May 06, 2020
What is the Rule of 72?

Are you considering investing money? If so, you should know about the Rule of 72. It helps you determine how long it will take for your money to grow a certain amount. The Rule of 72 allows you to figure out how long it will take for an investment ...