David Lerner Associates: Gender Differences- does it cost more to be a woman?
Does it cost more money to be a woman in the U.S. today than it does to be a man? A study conducted earlier this year by the FINRA Education Institute suggests that in a couple of areas the answer may be yes.
David Lerner Associates: Inheriting a Retirement Account
Inheriting a retirement account can feel like winning the lottery. That's the good news. The bad news is that not following the hard-and-fast rules governing inherited retirement accounts can result in much of that windfall going to the taxman.
David Lerner Associates: Common Money Management Mistakes to Avoid
Most people try to avoid making major mistakes when it comes to managing their money. But we’re all human, and even the most savvy money managers and budgeters aren’t immune from making a few money management blunders.
David Lerner Associates: How to Teach Your Kids About Money
Schools have certainly changed a lot since the song School Days was written over 100 years ago, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that there are still very few schools that teach children about personal financial management.
David Lerner Associates Announces Upcoming Financial Seminars
David Lerner Associates, a private securities broker/dealer headquartered in Syosset, NY, will be presenting five “Sensible Middle Ground of Investing” financial seminars free of charge to the public in October.
David Lerner Associates: Review of Common Money MIstakes
Most people try to avoid making major mistakes when it comes to managing their money. Even the most savvy money managers aren't immune from making a few blunders.In this review we examine five common personal financial and money management mistakes.
David Lerner Associates: Gender Gap Extends to 401(k) Plans
Studies have indicated that a gender gap exists between men and women when it comes to overall financial literacy.
David Lerner Associates: Social Security and Divorce
If you want to qualify for one half of your ex-spouse's Social Security benefits, there are certain requirements which must be met.
David Lerner Associates: Speaking to your aging parents about their finances
Speaking to your parents about money is usually complicated, particularly when the money you're talking about is theirs. Here are some tips to help you through this process.
David Lerner Associates: How to Organize Your Finances After Your Spouse Passes Away
Losing a spouse is a stressful transition. And the added stress of having to settle the estate and organize finances can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make handling these kinds of issues less difficult.
David Lerner Associates: Managing Money and Marriage
Planning carefully and communicating clearly with your spouse are important, because the financial decisions that you make now can have a lasting impact on your future.
David Lerner Associates: Mutual Fund Fundamentals
We often hear that an investment portfolio should include a mutual fund. But what exactly is a mutual fund?
David Lerner Associates: Raising Capital for Your Business
Every entrepreneur knows that adequate financing is vital to the success of a business. Failure to acquire adequate funding often determines whether a business can get off the ground, not to mention whether it can sustain itself into the future
David Lerner Associate:: Women and Finances
Women tend to live longer than men, so most women are likely to be responsible for their own financial welfare at some point in life. So it's important for women to understand their financial options.
Women and Retirement Planning
National Retirement Planning Week is of particular interest to women. Because their careers are often interrupted to care for children or elderly parents, women may spend less time in the workforce and earn less money than men in the same age group.
David Lerner Associates: Protect Your Family
One of our greatest assets is the ability to earn income. Most fathers provide for their families' needs and should this ability be interrupted or taken away it could mean serious problems for the family.
David Lerner Associates: Planning for Marriage
If you are planning for marriage you're faced with the enormous responsibility of combining your personal finances with your spouse's and reassessing the way you and your spouse structured personal finances as unmarried individuals.
Teaching Your College-Age Child about Money
Now that they're heading off to college your children need more knowledge about money. They'll be on their own and handling their own finances - probably for the first time.
David Lerner Associates: Property Ownership Issues for Married Couples
When you get married there are many financial issues that should be discussed and resolved. How to structure ownership of property is one such issue.
3 Ways to Graduate Debt Free
Over the past ten years, the cost of a college education in America has gone up very year. Hillary Clinton recently announced a proposed student loan reform as part of her campaign.
David Lerner Associates: 5 Financial Lessons for College Students
Millions of young Americans will be leaving home for the first time this fall. Along with many other freedoms they'll experience, they will also have to manage their own finances, probably for the first time.
David Lerner Associates: Your Financial Mindset and Stress
According to the American Institute of Stress, over 70% of people experience physical or psychological symptoms caused by stress. The cost of daily living; bills, kids, jobs... this is the stress we tend to ignore or push down.
David Lerner Associates: Finances, Health, and Credit Can Affect Your Love Life
A recent survey by Nerdwallet showed that 60 percent of women ranked a potential partner's financial situation as important to them. Almost half (44 percent) feel that financial responsibility is more important than attractiveness in a romantic partner. This applies to men too, although the numbers differ according to age groups.
David Lerner Associates: Financial Equality in Marriage
Getting married is a very emotional moment. There is so much to do and organize that how you're going to deal with your finances after you're married is often not a major thought. However, once the honeymoon is over and you're settling down to everyday life, this can become one of the most contentious aspects of a marriage.
David Lerner Associates: Being Money Smart in Retirement
It's Money Smart week. A new study has found that Americans in their retirement years gradually lose the ability to manage their money. According to the study the ability to answer basic financial literacy questions wanes as age increases. However, the ability to confidently make financial decisions does not falter.
David Lerner Associates: Cyber Thieves Target Men More than Women
A new report claims that men are ripped off three times as much as women. There are many things you can do to stay safe from the digital bad guys. Using strong passwords, secure your computer, installing the latest operating system updates, protecting your data with encryption or passwords, and securing your wireless network are just a few things that can be done.
David Lerner Associates: Money Smart Tips for Credit Card Debt
38 percent of all American households carry some credit card debt and the average for balance carrying households is $15,779. Americans between 45 and 54 years old appear to have the highest balances of any age group. Credit card debt is not a good idea at any age, but when you're getting close to retirement it could be a significant barrier to future financial security.
Financial Advice for Newlyweds
The honeymoon is over. You've taken a giant leap into adulthood, and the journey is only really beginning now. It would be a very smart thing to do to get on the same page with your finances, especially since it seems to be a source of arguments between married couples.
Money Smart, Raising your Financial IQ
Money Smart Week was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, and is a nationwide public awareness campaign designed to help the public better manage their personal finances and increase their financial literacy. Free seminars and activities are held around the country. The week runs from April 23-30.
Retirement, Communication, and Marriage
Planning for a blissful retirement can be work sometimes. There are a lot of details to consider, and even more so as a married couple. And even more if there are children involved. It's not the most comfortable conversation to have with your spouse, but it certainly is important.
Mother knows best
Motherly love goes a long way, and motherly advice apparently is more important than one might think. With Mother's Day recently being celebrated, as Americans armed themselves with bouquets of flowers, yummy chocolates and tear-jerking greeting cards, one thing that may not have been on the top of their list of things to consider was mom's money advice.
Money Management Course Most Useful for Young Adults
Students often complain that they won't use what they study in school later in life. One course young adults 18 - 24 say they feel would be most useful is money management, according to a new survey from the National Financial Educators Council.
Money Tips for Newlyweds
Wedding season is upon us. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to enjoy the tying of knots. If you're the lucky couple walking down the aisle, then congratulations. You've taken a giant leap into adulthood and the journey is only really beginning. It would be very smart to get on the same page with your finances especially since it seems to be a source of arguments between married couples.
Smart Money Lessons from the Very Wealthy
We believe that when someone shows success in a field we could learn a thing or two from them. A master craftsman knows how to create beautiful objects, and a professor with a doctorate degree can teach his students well. This idea holds true in the field of finances too - those who have made a lot of money know things that could help the rest of us do better.
Cinderella's Personal Finance Lessons
Although women now control 70% of consumer spending worldwide, when it comes to controlling their finances, the numbers are less encouraging. A recent study by Key Private Bank showed that even among high net worth women, household finances are still predominantly controlled by men.
Is Divorce Derailing Your Retirement Fund?
Just as getting married involves financial decisions, so does divorce. Splitting up your assets is one of the main areas of concern - and this includes investments and retirement accounts. It's important for each of the partners to retain some of the retirement fund.
Death and Debt
The death of a spouse is heartbreaking and something that no one really wants to think about. Unfortunately, it is something that needs to be considered and a plan put in place to ease the major adjustment in one's life. The surviving spouse faces more than just overwhelming emotions - he or she may also face the challenge of handling a loved one's outstanding debts.
Are You Facing A Retirement Income Shortfall?
According to a study by TransAmerica women are far less confident of their ability to retire with a comfortable lifestyle. The same study shows that most women are planning to retire at 65, or not at all, continuing to work into their retirement years.
Women and Money - The Financial Gendar Gap
The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report shows that women are worse off this year. the pay gap is now at 64 percent.
Small Business Saturday
November 26th is designated as Small Business Saturday, a special day set aside as part of an American Express program to encourage people nationwide to support small local businesses.
Retirement Planning For Couples
Couples have some unique advantages when it comes to retirement planning. For one thing, you have someone to pool resources with, share expenses, and help inspire (or nag) one another to save more.
Money Lessons for Women
Gender roles in today's society have shifted dramatically from a time when little girls grew up hoping to find a good man who could take care of them financially.
How to Prevent Money from Ruining Your Marriage
Sharing finances with a partner comes with a lot of issues; mutual trust, respect, self-worth, etc. These are all areas that, if damaged even slightly, can lead to upset and tear the fabric of a marriage apart.
Women and Money
In more than one third of American marriages, the woman out earns her husband. And although that's a long way off from an even 50%, it's a definite improvement on what the numbers looked like in 1987, when less than a quarter of women were the primary breadwinners in their families.