Naturally parents want to provide the best for their children. For many parents today this means paying for them to earn a college degree. This is an admirable goal, and one that their children will greatly appreciate when they graduate free from student loan debt. But what does saving for the ever-rising cost of college tuition mean for their other lifestyle goals?
Hyman Minsky was an economist who developed a theory about financial markets that seems to nearly perfectly describe the path of this crisis.
In the current economic environment employers are evaluating all of their cost cutting options, which may lead to suspending or reducing their 401k match. Here are some questions you should ask yourself when deciding if you should continue contributing to your 401k plan.
With the price of consumer goods increasing, Financial Symmetry would like to pass along a few money-saving tips that can help you trim your grocery bill, as well as help to find savings at restaurants.
One of our primary jobs is assessing mutual fund managers to look for those who can provide good results. Given the current onslaught of news and opinions on the economy and the markets, we thought it would be helpful for you to hear from a few of your funds’ managers.
Tax day will soon be upon us. But don’t stress out if you haven’t yet figured out how you’re going to get your return filed by April 15th. You have an option that millions of taxpayers use every year: the Extension.
When there is snow on the ground, you can’t see the bulbs that will bloom in the spring. But you’ve seen the flowers before and know that they will bloom again.
While 2008 began with falling home prices, rising energy costs and unemployment, few could have predicted the severity of the financial crisis that would unfold as a result of the over-investment in housing and creative financing that took place over the last several years.
News items from the 1974 recession are strikingly similar to today’s headlines. So we thought it would be helpful to take a look at stock market results for the 10 years before the depths of that recession, and 10 years following.
We are in the midst of the worst crisis of confidence in our financial system since the 1930s. In a very real sense, currency is based upon trust between people, so this means that we are not trusting each other. The fault and blame is clearly not limited to any one group.