Category: Financial Planning

Checklist: What Issues Should I Consider When Owning a Rental Property?

Checklist: What Issues Should I Consider When Owning a Rental Property?

Many people like rental income because it seems passive and simple, until it isn’t so passive … or simple! Using this checklist, you may better understand the challenges and nuances that exist with owning a rental property. Whether it’s landlord responsibilities and managing risk, or investment and tax/estate concerns, there’s a lot to consider. This checklist covers some key issues you must consider when owning a rental property, such as:

Data Breach: Your Security To-Do List

Data Breach: Your Security To-Do List

According to recent statistics, data breaches have become common in today’s digital world. In fact, it is estimated that more than 111.7 million Americans have their personal information exposed to data breaches every year. Whether it’s a major retailer, a subscription service, or another online platform, the risk of a data breach is a reality that we all face.

Can I Get Ahead Financially in an Over-Inflated World?

Can I Get Ahead Financially in an Over-Inflated World?

By Marc C. Shaffer

I was talking with a friend recently who has lost quite a bit of weight. We were talking about the process and how it differed from their past experiences. They had spent many years fighting the ups and downs of fad diets and lose-weight-quick gimmicks. It wasn’t until they embraced a steady process that required small habit changes that made a huge difference over time that they were able to find success that was lasting.

This concept can also be applied to building wealth. It would be great to have a get-rich-quick shot, but it doesn’t exist (unless you know something I don’t!) House prices seem outrageous, grocery bills keep rising and the extras cost more and more. What is there to do? If the current economic landscape makes you feel like you’ll never get ahead, keep reading.