Quick math

Don’t have a calculator, but need a quick answer to a financial question? Here are three shortcuts: -How long will it take to double your money? Divide 72 by your annual investment return. If you are earning 8% annually on your investments, it takes nine years for...

Stock market ups and downs

It would be ideal if investment decisions were made in a vacuum without influences from the outside world, but that is not the case. We are constantly bombarded with information from many different sources, and it impacts how we feel about our investments. So how do...

Financial Thoughts

Despite the coronavirus pandemic’s impact in 2020, most retirement plan participants did not make trades, loan use fell, and only a small minority took withdrawals. Loan use declined by more than 20% in 2020. Only 13% of participants had an outstanding loan in 2020,...

Is Out-of-State Tuition Worth It?

Out-of-state colleges are significantly more expensive than going to a school in your home state. There are a few factors to consider in deciding if it is worth it:  The first factor is cost. According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition for the 2021-22...