Tag Archives: family

Americans went on a spending spree in 2017, racking up the most credit card debt since before the Great Recession. For the first time in history, we now owe more than $1 trillion on our credit cards! Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 to discuss 4 tips for paying off debt:   1. […]

Financial fraud is, unfortunately, a common practice in America that costs individuals and businesses billions of dollars each year. Research shows that people often underreport financial fraud, which is difficult to investigate and prosecute. As a result, staying aware of different scamming techniques is an important way to protect yourself and your family. Here are […]

Financial lives are inherently complex and require thoughtful perspectives and strategies for you and your loved ones. Multigenerational households pose additional challenges to heads of households. A multigenerational household has two or more adults from different generations. More than 60 million Americans live in multigenerational households, comprising 19% of the population. Living in a household […]

When most people think about retirement, they envision a life of freedom. From traveling the world to spending time with grandchildren, everyone’s goals for their golden years are different. No matter your dreams, lasting health will help you enjoy your future. In a recent survey, 81% of retirees said good health is most important for […]

Every kid wants to sport the latest supplies while walking the halls in style. School supplies aren’t cheap! The back-to-school shopping season is second only to the winter holidays. Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about how to save when shopping for back to school: 1. Set a Budget – Start with a […]

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. […]

Spring break is a treasured time for family getaways. However, more than two-thirds of vacationers say they overspend on a trip, which can lead to a back-at-home hangover. Don’t let your spring vacation bust your budget! Financial advisor Nick Foulks talks with Real Milwaukee FOX-6 about ways to keep down the costs of travel. Create […]

Turns out all those gift cards you have laying around after the holidays can get you more than a sweater or a new video game. They can be a teaching tool for kids! A gift card is an opportunity for a child to experiment with plastic in a controlled way and begin to understand how […]

Parents – do you feel like the human ATM? Whether it’s a night out to the movies with friends or fees for extracurricular activities, teens can be heard nagging their parents for money. Parents spend thousands of dollars to raise their teens! Raising teens is now costing parents $245,340 from birth to the age 18. […]

August is one of the most popular months of the year for births. A new bundle of joy brings love and excitement — and a whole new set of money worries. Having a baby is financially overwhelming. How will you afford diapers and daycare? Soccer and swim lessons? And finally college? Financial professional Brad Allen […]