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Top 5 Things 20-Somethings Need to Do

If you’re in your 20s, rejoice! You’re in a great position to create the life you want, starting with a secure financial future. While it’s common to feel overwhelmed when entering the workforce full time, there are a lot of things you can do fresh out of college that will help you attain your professional and financial goals earlier than you may expect.

Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough?

Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stops washing and a family member ends up at urgent care. Then, as you’re driving, you see smoke seeping out from under your hood.

Turbulence Continues

Last week, domestic markets had some of their worst performance in 10 years. What happened to the markets? Last week brought a number of economic updates, which gave mixed signals on the economy:

  • Consumer spending increased in November.
  • Business spending slowed down.
  • Economic growth in the 3rd quarter slightly missed projections.

Market Volatility – No Need to Panic

Recent weeks have brought back a lot of market volatility, the likes of which we have not seen in quite some time. This volatility and decline in markets, and on an individual level investment account values, in our view was overdue and expected. The pullback is widespread, so some facts provide perspective:

It’s Never Too Late to Save

Retirement can sneak up on you.

Teach Your Grandchildren Important Lessons about Money

You have dealt with money for more than half a century. You understand hard work, following a budget, saving money, and spending wisely. You possess a wealth of financial wisdom—at least in comparison to your grandchildren.

Women and Investing

Dara will be presenting a webinar on Women and Investing on Thursday, October 18th at 6 pm central time. To register for the online presentation, please contact us at 608-663-7676 or dara@rmradvisors.com. To view some information related to this topic, please click here.

Working with the Real Millionaires Next Door

Erik Mikkelson was recently quoted in the September issue of Advisors Magazine as saying, “We strive to serve those who live life under the radar, are hardworking and are accumulators.” To see the entire article, click here.

Working in Retirement in an ‘Encore Career’

Unlike members of previous generations, baby boomers have animated the word “encore.” Coined by author Marc Freedman, the term “encore career” describes a person’s second life career in later years.

Recovering from Financial Mistakes

The adage is true: We all make mistakes, many of which are not necessarily our fault. However, you can easily trace back responsibility for mistakes such as buying a home that is too expensive, making ill-advised investments, not adequately saving for emergencies or retirement, or going into severe credit card debt.

So, how do you recover from financial mistakes?

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