The Path to Financial Wellness

People who are serious about improving their physical health know that it requires effort and a series of small steps taken over time. It’s much the same with improving your financial health. Here are some steps you can take to start or continue your journey to financial wellness. Look for Savings in Your Day-to-Day Spending… Continue reading

Weathering the Storm

Investment markets, like Michigan’s weather, can have beautiful days and downright dreary days. While we all hope for mild temperatures and sunny skies, the clouds will eventually roll in. But with proper planning and an eye on your long-term goals, you can position your portfolio to weather various market conditions. Know What You Can Control… Continue reading

Maintain a Good Credit Rating

Loans are not a bad thing. They allow us to make major purchases that would be nearly impossible to pay for upfront. Therefore, it is important to establish a good credit history if you intend on making substantial loan purchases in the future. Establishing Credit It is important to establish credit if you plan to… Continue reading

What’s Your Risk Tolerance?

Risk tolerance is the amount of risk you’re willing to take with your investments. As a general rule, younger investors have more time to keep their money invested and can accept more risk than older investors who will need to access their money sooner, such as in a few months or years. Market volatility is… Continue reading

Embracing Emergency Savings

What Emergency savings accounts are an important part of any financial plan. The purpose of these accounts is to cover or offset unforeseen financial emergencies. Such emergencies can include car repair, medical expenses, or even employment termination. Your account should ideally be separate from your primary savings account. This helps reduce the temptation to spend… Continue reading