The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which passed in December 2017, made fundamental changes to the U.S. tax code, and 2018 returns were the first time most taxpayers could see the practical impact of these changes.
Are you a single mom, looking to take steps to build your bright financial future?You’re in the right place. In this article, we’re taking a look at some real ways you can lay the foundation for your personal financial success.
Ever wanted tools to advocate for equality in your workplace? Ever wondered how to stand up for yourself in your professional role?
Too often, women sign away independence, power, and rights, without fully understanding the choice they are making.
Americans will eventually receive Social Security and Medicare benefits. Each year, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds release lengthy reports to Congress that assess the health of these important programs. The newest reports, released on April 22, 2019, discuss the current financial condition and ongoing financial challenges that both programs face, and project a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2020.
We all have values. And yet, do you ever feel like – after collecting alimony, receiving child support, and working hard – you really haven’t put any of your money towards your personal values? If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone.
Stocks moved very little during the holiday-shortened week (markets were closed in observance of Good Friday). The large caps of the Dow inched up a little over 0.5%, while the S&P 500 dropped less than 0.1%. With light trading, the Cboe Volatility Index® fell to an eight-month low last week. Favorable earnings reports helped push industrial shares higher, offset by dipping health-care stocks. The yield on 10-year Treasuries stayed stagnant last week. Year-to-date, each of the benchmark indexes listed here are comfortably ahead of their respective 2018 closing values, led by the Nasdaq, followed by the Russell 2000, the S&P 500, the Dow, and the Global Dow.
Laurie Fried discusses the importance of women taking control of their finances.
April 9th, 2019
Laurie Fried, Patti Moores & Hilary Tuohy from Lumina Financial Consultants along with Susan Hess, Owner, Golftini present Fashion and Finance – a perfect pair!
As a woman, you have financial needs that are unique to your situation in life. Perhaps you would like to buy your first home. Maybe you need to start saving for your child’s college education. Or you might be concerned about planning for retirement. Whatever your circumstances may be, it’s important to have a clear understanding of your overall financial position.
That means constructing and implementing a plan. With a financial plan in place, you’ll be better able to focus on your financial goals and understand what it will take to reach them.