We’ve all heard the seemingly exaggerated expectations for the cost of a college education in 20 years. “A four year college is going to cost you $500,000 (if our currency still exists then) and one hovercraft!” Seriously...hovercrafts? It seems ridiculous, and I’m certainly hoping that something is done to stem the dramatic increase in tuition costs and our future dependence upon hovercrafts as currency. But given that both of these things seem out of my hands, I wanted to be as prepared as possible to help facilitate my kids’ college education.
written on Dec 09, 2011 by Joshua Heckathorn
written on Nov 16, 2011 by nnead
I read an article recently which provided an extremely alarming statistic. Apparently the average retirement savings held in 401Ks for individuals between the ages of 55 and 65 in the United States is only $100,000.
written on Aug 23, 2011 by nnead
Every industry has its own "Sultan of Swat." Finance is no exception. In fact, the world of finance is home to some of the most widely recognized names in the world. Here they are, in descending order: "The World's Best Financial Gurus."
written on Apr 18, 2011 by Joshua Heckathorn
written on Jan 11, 2011 by ethes997
"Save more money" is a very normal goal for a New Year’s resolution. But if you aren’t rolling in disposable income, it can be tricky to figure out where to pinch the pennies that will pay off in the long run.
Setting a budget – even a loose one – is the easiest way to have a...
written on Dec 06, 2010 by Joshua Heckathorn
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As I was driving back from my recent vacation to North Carolina, I did something I’ve never done before—I bought a lottery...
written on Nov 25, 2008 by Joshua Heckathorn
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to live in this wonderful country. This is a great time to reflect on all of the good things in our life and to stop obsessing over the challenges that lie ahead.
written on Oct 24, 2008 by Joshua Heckathorn
written on Oct 03, 2008 by Joshua Heckathorn
written on Sep 21, 2008 by Joshua Heckathorn
Having worked at the World Trade Center, Merrill Lynch, Washington Mutual, and one of the country’s largest insurance firms, I feel very connected to many of the institutions and events that are in the news every day. I never could have imagined the changes the financial industry has experienced over the last seven years, and, with this most recent economic crisis, I know that many are wondering, “What in the world is going on” and “How does it affect me?” Let me first say that despite what the media would have you believe, we have seen this before and we will get through it.