Yellow Pad Blog

Emergency Fund Revisited

I believe more strongly than ever that an emergency fund is among the most critical pieces of a good financial plan

Now You Can Save More for Retirement

The new contribution rules for 2019 are out.  You'll be able to save even more for retirement.

Back to School

It's not just the kid's who may need to go back to school

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

There are a lot of things to consider when deciding how much life insurance to buy.  For example, are you a one or two income household?  Do you have young children or other dependents who will rely on you for many years into the future?

It's Your Birthday!

Even if you don't have cake and balloons for your birthday, there are some reasons to celebrate getting a litter older (or at least some things to be aware of!)

When Should I Claim Social Security?

It's tempting to claim Social Security benefits as soon as you can, but there are a lot of things to think through before you do.

What If You Live a Really Long Time?

Do you have enough money to live to be over 100?

Keeping It (Your Retirement Savings) Together

In today's world where we often have many jobs throughout our careers or we might be part of the "gig economy", it's important to know the best ways to keep your retirement money together.

Changes to the Home Equity Loan Tax Deduction

This post is a little different than most of my writing, but it is timely for planning your 2018 taxes

Momma Said There'd Be Days Like This

The market has been pretty crazy this week.  But is it really a big deal?