Gen-Xers May Never Be Able To Retire

FOX – WOFL   Recession will haunt Gen-X into retirement You may think that Worrying about retirement is a Baby Boomer problem, but not anymore. A new study from Pew Research has some startling predictions, one being that Gen-Xers may never be able to retire. Who is Generation X? According to Wikipedia, the Gen X […]

Fears of College Loan Debt

FOX – WOFL   There is bad news for college students as student loan rates doubled this week! The interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans rose from 3.4% to 6.8% on Monday, July 1st, 2013. Since many strive to better themselves by enrolling in college or by continuing to expanding their current college […]

Are you financially prepared for a Hurricane?

FOX – WOFL   Are you financially prepared for a Hurricane? 5 Steps to Financially Prepare for a Hurricane Check Your Insurance – Consider what you need for insurance now because you may not have a chance right before a storm hits. Make sure all of your policies (home, life, auto) are up to date […]

Healthcare in Retirement

FOX – WOFL   If you think health care is costing you big now, just wait until retirement! A new Mayo Clinic study found the vast majority of Americans don’t realize how expensive it will be. So let’s start with perception. What do people think they’ll spend on health care when they retire? For many […]

Grey Charges

FOX – WOFL   There’s a new concern for consumers- one that could be costing them hundreds of dollars each year. They are called “grey charges”- and one in four people are paying them right now- most likely without knowing it! 5 Types of Grey Charges: Unknown Subscriptions: We’ve probably all seen this when making […]

Mother’s Day Advice

FOX – WOFL   With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we think back to all the unsolicited advice Mom gave us throughout the years – the Mom-isms. Many of us may now realize how right Mom was, and we find ourselves saying the same things to our kids. Some of us may still disregard […]

College Tuition Money Mistakes

FOX – WOFL     The cost of college tuition is rising at an alarming rate. Financial-aid budgets are getting slashed. Student loan debt is at all time high. It isn’t just people in their 20s dealing with fallout from tuition costs; it’s also hitting retirees in the pocketbook.     A study from the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

Tips to Lower 401(k) Fees

FOX – WOFL Your peer is making the same amount of money as you. They save the same amount as well. They’re working the same number of hours. They went to school the same number of years. How is it your peers are retiring with over $100,000 more than you? Similar companies have negotiated very […]

Spring Cleaning Your Finances

FOX – WOFL What needs to be shredded? Destroy all sensitive information, junk mail, and paperwork that includes: Account numbers Birth dates Passwords and PINs Signatures Social Security numbers To protect your privacy, also consider shredding items that include: Names Addresses Phone numbers Email addresses Examples of Documents that need to be shredded Address labels […]

Fate of Retirement

FOX – WOFL Click here to see if you are saving enough for retirement – Retirement Savings Calculator The American workforce is going gray! A report out this month by the Conference Board found a startling number of people are ripping up their retirement plans. What is driving this trend & what we can do to avoid […]