Got a 2nd home? You probably need two separate insurance policies.

  • 31 Aug 2017
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By Bob Plunkett and Richard Sherwin of Digital Family Advisor and Wachs Media. One homeowner’s insurance policy is usually not enough if you have two properties. However, insuring your second home can be tricky if you don’t understand exactly what is needed. Chances are, there is no one living in your second home year-round. This means that […]

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Problems with Retirement Planning

  • 10 Apr 2017
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Problems with Retirement Planning By Bob Plunkett The biggest problem with retirement planning is that most retirees underestimate how long they are going to live. They save money, but many times They do not save enough to carry them through what is now a much longer life for many people. But there is a way […]

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That’s a lot of debt, and it doesn’t just disappear.

  • 10 Apr 2017
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That’s a lot of debt, and it doesn’t just disappear. By Bob Plunkett You’re probably going to die with some debt to your name. Most people do. About 73% according to the Credit bureau Experian. People wind up with an average total balance of $61,000, including mortgage debt. Without home loans, the average balance was […]

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Price Wars Drop Mutual Funds Fees to an Historic Low

  • 21 Feb 2017
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  Price Wars Drop Mutual Funds Fees to an Historic Low By Bob Plunkett Even if you dabble with investing it would be hard to miss the excitement over a price war that is making passive mutual funds very cheap to buy and own.   Big fund companies like Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, TD Ameritrade  and […]

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Index Funds are The Hot Investment, but Why?

  • 12 Feb 2017
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Index Funds are The Hot Investment, But Why? By Robert Plunkett If you invest cautiously and you don’t employ an adviser, there is no good reason not to invest in index funds. These are mutual funds that buy the exact stocks that are included in a stock market index – such as the S&P 500. The […]

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Expert Advisor’s Quick Guide to Lifestyle, Health, and Personal Finance

  • 30 Jan 2017
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Advice from DFA experts Bob Plunkett and Amy Eller. The Sooner the Better By Bob Plunkett When it comes to retirement, nothing beats the phrase – “the sooner the better.” And yet, most Americans hold off on saving for retirement. Even though they know it’s against their best interests. So Prudential Financial decided to find […]

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Consumer Tech’s Financial and Shopping Special Edition

  • 07 Mar 2016
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We know how online shopping for clothes, electronics, and financial services have become common place. Readers tell DFA that some of the most famous names in online shopping are now driving some dedicated customers back to brick and mortar stores because of sneaky, decidedly unfriendly, non-disclosed pricing gimmicks, unethical return policies and unpredictable, undisclosed rules. […]

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