Financial Good Fortune Takes More Than Just Luck

Financial Good Fortune Takes MORE THAN JUST LUCK With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, you are likely to hear about “the luck of the Irish”.  This phrase was coined during the gold and silver rush of the 19th century, when many successful miners were of Irish American descent. Unfortunately, whether you are Irish

Investment Accounts | Part 2: Roth IRA

ROTH IRA (INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT) Today we are going to talk about Roth IRAs. If you remember from last week, an IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account, and you can open an IRA at a bank or financial institution. When you make contributions to a Roth IRA, you are contributing with after tax money, and

Investment Accounts | Part 1: Traditional IRA

TRADITIONAL IRA The Traditional IRA.  An IRA stands for an Individual Retirement account.   You can open an IRA at a bank or financial institution.   When you contribute to a Traditional IRA, you have the potential to lower your taxable income, in turn reducing your tax bill.  So, if you owe taxes at tax time, and

Saving Automatically

Saving Automatically You may or may not know that February 24-29th is America Saves Week. America Saves Week began in 2007, and it’s an annual call to action to encourage Americans to commit to saving successfully.  Each day of the week has a different theme, such as: saving automatically, saving with a plan, saving to

How to Save Money for Travel

How to Save Money for Travel According to, the average American consumer racks up over $1,000 in additional debt after a typical summer vacation. I don’t want that to happen to you, so here are 6 ways to save for vacation!   1. Create a Travel Account: This is a separate bank account designated