Entries by Amanda Hale

Fear, Greed & the Chart of the Week

Warren Buffett, the renowned investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has often commented on the role of fear and greed in the stock market. One of his most famous quotes on this topic is: “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” This quote highlights Buffett’s belief that investors should be […]

Social Security Guide and Goosebumps

In the early 90s, the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine began being published as a children’s horror fiction novel.  Stine published 62 books, sold over 400 million copies in 32 languages.  Each book features a different, spooky story of young teens who find themselves in scary situations that they have to navigate themselves out of.  […]

5 FAQs About Social Security

How is my Social Security Benefit Calculated? The Social Security benefit amount is calculated based on a formula that takes into account your average earnings over your working career, the age at which you start receiving benefits, and the number of credits you have earned. Here is a step-by-step guide on how your Social Security […]

Good Debt vs Bad Debt: What are the Differences?

The average American household debt has risen to a record level, and the number may surprise you. Debt plays a significant role in our financial lives. While it can be a valuable tool for financing investments and purchases, not all debt is created equal. Understanding the difference between good debt and bad debt is crucial […]

Guideline to a Successful Budget

Creating and sticking to a budget is an essential step in achieving financial stability and reaching financial goals. It allows individuals to control their spending, save money, and plan for the future. Here are some of the most effective ways to implement a budget and take control of your finances: In conclusion, budgeting is an […]

Pretax or Roth 401k Contributions? How to Decide

When it comes to saving for retirement, one of the most popular options is a 401(k) plan. One of the key decisions that individuals need to make when contributing to a 401(k) plan is whether to make Roth or pretax contributions. Both options have their own set of pros and cons, and the decision of […]

Rent vs Buy? 5 Reasons for Both

When it comes to choosing a place to live, deciding whether to buy or rent a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. The choice will impact your lifestyle, your financial well-being and also affects your future. In this guide, we’ll break down the pros and cons of buying vs renting a […]