An emergency fund is an important asset that you will hopefully never have to use. What some perceive as frivolous expense is really a key part of planning for the future. Any number of unwelcome occurrences could prompt withdrawal from an emergency account — from medical bills to a broken refrigerator. Read More
After buying my first home in December 2016, I expected to experience nothing but positive feelings and a sense of accomplishment.
Instead, I felt unease, fear, and self-doubt. “Did we make the right decision buying this home?” I often wondered in the months after moving in. Read More
The global economic outlook is strong, according to recent information from Goldman Sachs. The firm predicts that global growth will reach 4 percent in the next year. The U.S. economy as we head into the new year is showing strong momentum and the unemployment rate is already below what the Federal Reserve deems as sustainable. Overall, the current economic environment is about “as good as it gets,” according to Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs’ chief economist.
It’s crunch time for holiday shopping! Hopefully you scored some great deals over Black Friday and Cyber Monday—but if not, don’t despair. Even though those big shopping days are in the rearview mirror, December can be a great time to shop, particularly for tools, games, electronics, and cozy clothes for the cold weather.