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

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

Finding Your Financial Foothold

Without a budget, each month can leave you struggling to find a secure financial foothold. Have no fear, a potential solution does exist. As we learned in the “How to Budget for Success” article, we know 50% of your total income should go towards essential costs and 30% goes towards lifestyle priorities. Then, the remaining… Continue reading

Riding the Investment Roller Coaster

Buckle Up Investing is comparable to a roller coaster ride. It’s filled with ups and downs and can appear overwhelming at times. There will be moments of thrill and moments of fear. Your decisions during the process will impact your financial wellness and retirement readiness. Wherever you’re at in the ride, there are important considerations… Continue reading