According to Northwestern Mutual’s 2018 Planning & Progress Study, more Americans are worried about money (44%) than either their personal relationships (25%) or work (18%). So if you’re concerned about having enough money for retirement, you have company. Putting a plan in place can help reduce anxiety about your financial future.
When it comes to preparing for a rainy day, the best time to act is now. Establishing a 3-month or $10,000 emergency fund is a critical pillar to your financial wellness — and it will help you sleep a whole lot better at night.
But how can you find room for this essential line item in an already tight budget? Here are 12 tips to help get you there.
We’d all love to reap the rewards of high returns on our investments without risk. But unfortunately, wishing does not make it so. Like it or not, risk is part of the equation if you’re aiming for anything other than preservation of capital — a risky goal in and of itself, since the buying power of your money will slowly erode over time if you don’t outpace inflation.