What to ask your financial advisor

07-10-2017

Posted by: Greg@Bicycle

According to a recent survey, almost three out of four people say they’re afraid to speak with a financial advisor. Yet having a constructive conversation about money could be just what’s needed to get on solid financial footing.

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What’s new for retirement savings in 2017?

03-01-2017

Posted by: Marie@Bicycle

Every year is the right year to save for retirement. Here’s what to know about saving in 2017. And don’t forget! It’s not too late to sock away some cash in your IRA if you haven’t already maxed out your contribution limit for 2016. You have until April 18 to contribute to your IRA this year.

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Don’t want to invest? So what.

10-06-2016

Posted by: Jan@Bicycle

A recent survey shows that millennials aren’t investing. Nearly four out of five 18 to 34 year-olds surveyed say they find investing confusing, or can’t relate to the stock market, or think investing requires gobs of cash.

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How to seriously mess up your kid about money

08-29-2016

Posted by: Kris@Bicycle

Could you unconsciously be sending your kid negative messages about money? That’s the question I asked myself recently as I complained about paying a stack of bills. In a perfect world, money is simply a resource to be managed: you earn it, you spend it, you keep some for yourself. But it’s not a perfect world, and so we attach all sorts of emotions to money: anger, jealousy, guilt, fear, etc. There are many ways money baggage evolves, usually starting in childhood. Here are some of the biggies, the surefire ways to inflict financial damage on your kids – guaranteed.

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A better financial life in 3 easy steps

06-14-2016

Posted by: Marie@Bicycle

The road to financial success may include some twists and turns, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Today there’s a lot of heated advice and dire warnings about how best to manage your money. But here’s what I know for sure: whether you have gobs of cash or you’re just getting warmed up, you can boil it all down to three simple, indisputable, practical items. Here’s how you can improve your financial life right now.

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