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As you prepare to start college this fall, to say you’ve got a lot on your plate would be a massive understatement. Course registration, housing, meal plans and much, much more. While these are all important issues, we’d be remiss if we didn’t ask one critical question: How are your money management skills?
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In today’s day and age, students in the Hudson Valley and schools across America are lacking the tools, knowledge, and education when it comes to the subjects of personal finance and banking.
For new professionals beginning a career in their early 20’s retirement can seem light years away. I certainly felt this way in my early 20’s, and to some extent still feel in my mid 30’s. The reality is retirement is not that far away. The longer millennials wait to start saving, the more difficult achieving retirement goals will be. For a long time the combination of Social Security and in most cases a pension ensured a semi comfortable retirement. Adding a 401k and/or IRA to the mix was just icing on the cake. For most job families pensions are a thing of the past, and social security is a big question mark. This leaves personal retirement savings as the most reliable way for millennials to achieve their retirement goals. So why is it so important to start early?