A Few More Reasons to Save

WAXAHACHIE, TX — Many people set goals to save more money to support a comfortable retirement. Even if your retirement seems well into the future, there can be some instant gratification. By opening an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) before April 18, 2011, you may be able to take advantage of some potential tax benefits […]

Perception Is Not Reality

When it comes to American families and financial planning, perception is not reality. Although they are overwhelmingly optimistic about their financial future, their financial planning habits paint quite a different picture, according to a recent study commissioned by State Farm Life Insurance Companies and conducted by KRC Research. The study reports that although 82 […]

Is a Rollover in Your Future?

Have you recently left one employer to begin working for another? Were you covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k)? If so, you may be wondering about the future of your account. In the event of a job change, there are many options available to you regarding your employer-sponsored retirement account […]

Impact-resistant Roofing

How about an affordable investment in your home that pays you back in return? There’s a fairly new product — impact-resistant roofing — that can do just that. It’s available in shingles that look like ordinary asphalt shingles (either three-tab or architectural shingles), as well as other types of materials such as metal and […]

Why You Need a Financial Plan

Studies have shown that financial planning plays a key role in achieving major life goals. Why wait any longer? Start assessing your current situation, setting goals and planning for your own financial future today. The Best Laid Plans Before you can start planning, you need a clear picture of where you stand today. Tracking […]

Life Lessons

Mike Thompson died in a car accident leaving behind his wife, Amanda, their two boys and stiff financial challenges. “After that,” Amanda recalls, “I put the house up for sale and we moved in with my mother.” About six months later, she purchased life insurance on herself telling her agent, “I don’t want this […]