GOP Tax Plan Calculator

How will the Trump tax plan change YOUR taxes? Will the GOP tax plan lower your taxes or raise them?  The House and Senate are expected to pass the final version of the tax bill this week, but  polling shows that most Americans don’t expect the bill to benefit them.  With this calculator, find out if that’s the case. The […]

What to Buy (and Skip) on Black Friday 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for shoppers. With huge sales and steep savings at nearly every retailer, Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — has long been touted as one of the best times of the year for buying just about anything. But it won’t be all discounts and deals during […]

Social Security’s Full Retirement Age Will Rise in 2018

The arrival of 2018 will bring with it several changes on the Social Security front. This slow increase in the full retirement age presents a challenge now that Americans are living longer and saving less.  If Social Security is important in your life — or the life of someone you love — you should know about some […]

9 Ways to Build Wealth in Your 50s

Midlife is filled with challenges and opportunities. Yes, you might be in the thick of paying for college, but soon all those other costs that come with kids should be behind you—or so you hope. You’re also likely in your peak earning years and when you’re making the most is also when you should squirrel away […]

4 Post-Work Life Tips

How to have a long and healthy retirement: It’s a time when we’re supposed to find happiness, but post-work life is often associated with severe health problems. Below are some tips to help you live long and prosper. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/15/how-to-have-long-and-healthy-retirement

The ‘Disgusting’ Financial Practice Tony Robbins Wants You to Watch Out For

It sounds simple enough: Make an investment adviser put the interests of his or her clients ahead of his own.  But the rollout of the so-called fiduciary rule, approved by the Department of Labor during the Obama administration, continues to be delayed, as it faces fierce opposition from the financial industry.  For author and business strategist […]

Test Your Retirement IQ

What’s the biggest threat to a comfortable retirement? Ignorance. The decisions you make leading up to retirement, including how much to save, how to allocate your investments, when to take Social Security and how to anticipate your retirement expenses can make a big difference in your old age. And the decisions don’t stop on day […]

How Much Money You Need To Save Each Day To Become A Millionaire By Age 65

Becoming rich is nothing more than a matter of committing and sticking to a systematic savings and investment plan. If you want to get rich, start investing- and start as early as you possibly can. To illustrate the simplicity of building wealth over time, Bach created a chart detailing how much money you need to […]

Tony Robbins’ 10 Tips for Living Rich

If you want to be happy, but you’re having a tough time in life due to personal or financial issues, it’s important to take whatever steps possible — even small ones — to progress and grow. This best-selling author’s advice has been featured prominently in magazines, digital media and in national televised media. He travels […]

National Study Finds Asheville Housing Market Unsustainable

Housing prices are rising much more quickly than wages in the Asheville Area.  Experts agree this is negative, but they don’t know what the ultimate consequences will be. Learn More