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One Retirement Budgeting Binge Can Transform the Rest of Your Life

Jerry Patterson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

So what does binging have to do with retirement planning? Most would say not much, but for many of us binging may be an answer to the age-old problem of seizing control of your financial destiny.

"You're Fired!" 4 Survival tips for a 30-year Termination, aka Retirement

Jerry Patterson | Posted 07.12.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

What would happen to you right now if you were unemployable for the next 30 years? It would be a disaster for many, if not most people. Some would be forced to take dramatic measures to stay fed, clothed, warm and safe.

Congrats! You've Been Auto-Enrolled -- Now What?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

Congratulations! You were just automatically enrolled in a 401(k) plan by your employer. Should you be relieved or should you call the police?

5 Important Money Habits You Can Start Before You're 25

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

The earlier you begin saving money and the earlier you begin managing debt, the more likely you will be able to react to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Will You Outlive Your Money? Simple Question, But Do You Have the Answer?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

Don't be a deer in the headlights. Figure out the answer to the question.

Is That the Smell of Success? Yes! It's Your Nest Egg Cooking

Jerry Patterson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

When it comes to retirement, we could be talking decades. That's a long time to keep your eye on the prize and stay actively committed.

Zombies, Peanut Butter, Jam and Your Retirement Savings

Jerry Patterson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

In all seriousness, it's clear from this study and many others that people are quick to say they want more choices and options when asked about nearly anything. This thinking can go a long way in retirement savings as well.

The Benefits Of Perks

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Small Business

As it turns out, offering perks can be just as good for the employer as the employee. That's according to the Principal Financial Group and the Harvar...