(BPT) - Americans have lots to celebrate this holiday season, with unemployment rates at an all-time low and consumer confidence on the rise. According to The Annual Retail Sales Forecast for the Holiday Season from Deloitte, retailers have their sights on sales of more than $1.1 trillion.
(BPT) - While many believe only the wealthy need financial professionals, the truth is that hiring such key advisors may help pay for itself financially and bring you peace of mind - regardless of your economic status. Whether you're just starting out in your professional life or nearing retirement, an experienced financial professional can act as an important source of information, explaining options and helping steer you toward smart decisions.
(BPT) - October is Financial Planning Month, so there is no better time to face your financial fears and make actionable changes to get yourself on track when it comes to managing your money. While nearly half of Americans (47 percent) find the prospect of financial planning scary, it doesn't have to be.
As kids get older, one important question parents face is whether or not to give their kids an allowance. While it's up to each family to decide what's best for their children, here are some benefits to giving your kids an allowance. Teach kids how to budget
(BPT) - Your financial health impacts your life, not only in the way you live today and in the future, but in the legacy you leave behind to those you love the most. Whether you're paying student loans, buying spin classes, or caring for an aging loved one, the way you live today and in the future is shaped by your financial health.
(BPT) - Whether you're new to a city and are getting on your feet, or you don't want the commitment of a longtime lease or loan, there are countless ways to put some dough in your pocket without the need to purchase a car. Working with a flexible schedule doesn't necessarily mean that you need to be tied to traditional car ownership. Here are five simple ways to make money on your own time. Pet sitter