Guest Post: Three Ways to Make Your 401(k) Plan Work Harder for You

Guest Post:  Ivie Burns (We love it when our friends share important and helpful information!) Life expectancy continues to expand, thanks to new advances in medical care and a focus on better health habits. A longer life often means more years in retirement, which may last 30 years or more. How much money will you need socked away to shore up a comfortable retirement? The IRS suggests you’ll need up to 80% of your annual income today to help ensure you

How Deep is Your Bench?

For sports fans, this is a fun time of the year.  The countdown to the Super Bowl is underway, college basketball is getting into full swing and the college football championship is a distant memory. For me personally, I like the excitement of it all, but really have an affinity for college basketball.   However, the recent Alabama/Texas game really got my attention. Congratulations to Alabama on their win.  But you have to admit, your heart had to go ou

Are you a Lone Ranger Leader?

Remember the scene?  The situation looks hopeless.  A villain has taken advantage of an innocent bystander in some way.  Then the Lone Ranger arrives just in time to save the day.  Good prevails over evil.  Departing on his white horse Silver, the Ranger would famously say "Hi-yo, Silver, away!" as his horse galloped toward the setting sun to the tune of the William Tell Overture. It’s interesting that for most people, when asked about the Lone Ranger, ...