Smart Choices that Enhance Our Lives
Faith, family, friends and prosperity are precious. How will we choose to strengthen them? How can we make our lives richer?
Kim Bourne helps people make smart choices about money - choices to enhance the quality of life, choices that help promote family security.
Learn more about Kim at this web site, and contact her today to plan wisely for your future.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
Can you keep up with your children’s mobile slang?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.