Did you know that many people spend more time planning their vacation than planning for retirement? Although there are many ways to save for your retirement, if you’re like most people, you aren’t taking full advantage of them. For example, do you understand the basics of a Roth IRA? If not, here’s a little Roth IRA 101.
“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” If this everyday piece of advice comes to mind when thinking about your investments, then you may already understand the importance of a diversified portfolio.
But even the most carefully composed investment portfolios can get out of balance from time to time. To make sure your portfolio stays on track to helping you reach your goals, it’s important to take the time regularly to rebalance your portfolio to make sure it’s still in line with your investment objectives.
A new year is now beginning to settle into our minds as we date those checks, letters, memos, and other such documents that we are so accustomed to handling on an almost daily basis. As 2013 begins to gradually fade we anticipate new beginnings identified through resolutions, toasts and commitments made. It’s somewhat refreshing to think and believe that we can have a new start, acquire hidden enthusiasm and build upon a positive outlook that connects to accomplishment and success. Yes, a new year and a new beginning — it appeals to the senses.
Over the course of this weekend, the Republican Party of Wisconsin will be voting on whether or not they should add seceding from the United States to their official platform, an idea pushed forward by the Tea Party.
Unless you are from Wisconsin, you are probably wondering why this matters (other than the fact that the Saints play the Vikings in week three this season).