Tag Archives: debt

If you’re not careful, how you deal with your dollars could determine whether you get divorced. Drake & Associates financial professional, Luke Eskau, joins FOX6 Real Milwaukee with tips for managing money in a marriage. Start Talking Start the conversation by laying out your individual financial situation and listening to where your partner is at. […]

Mid-year is a great time to look over your finances. Staying on track can be tough. Financial professional Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 on about how to get your finances in order. He has five tips to get you ahead of the financial game before the end of the year! 1. Look at Your […]

Financial envy is even more of a thing now than it was back in 1913 when cartoonist Arthur R. “Pop” Momand debuted the comic strip “Keeping Up with the Joneses,” which centered on the misadventures of Aloysius P. McGinnis and his family, who were always trying to keep up with their never-seen neighbors, the Joneses. […]

There is a lot of gift giving in the holiday season, but don’t you ever just want to give yourself something? Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about six different ways you can gift yourself this holiday season! Gift Yourself Pay Off Debt Start an Emergency Fund Spend It on an Experience Invest in Your […]

Weekly Market Update – August 29, 2016 After rallying for weeks, the major indexes fell last week ahead of key remarks by Federal Reserve officials and turbulence in money markets. [1] For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.68%, the Dow fell 0.85%, the NASDAQ dropped 0.37%, while the MSCI EAFE gained 0.16%. [2] Even […]

Is the auto industry facing its own recession? First it was the housing crisis, then student loans and now many Americans are facing another monster debt — car loans. Car buyers are in debt to the tune of $1 trillion dollars. Financial professional Mike Williams talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about how to make your car driving […]

Financial freedom means different things to different people. For some, it’s having enough money to live comfortably. For others, it’s never having to work again. No matter your definition, there’s one thing everyone can agree on – it starts with getting out of debt. Certified Financial Planner® Tony Drake talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about the […]

Parents may not realize it, but their debt is impacting their kids’ behavior and well-being. But, not all debt is created equal! A new study shows unsecured debt, like credit card balances, payday loans and medical bills, are linked to more behavioral problems, while home mortgage and education debt are linked to fewer problems. In […]

Home is where the heart is. It’s also where the young people are! For the first time in 130 years, more young adults are living with Mom and Dad than anyone else (a spouse, a roommate or alone). Financial professional Mike Williams talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about how to keep the peace when the whole […]

Graduation season means it is time to make some serious student loan decisions. Tony Drake, CFP® talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about advice for both high school and college grads. High school graduates: 1. Consider cost cutting 2. Seek out scholarships 3. Focus on four Find and apply for scholarships here. College Graduates can create a […]