When you plan a trip, you have a destination in mind. You plan the best route to get you there safely. So, why shouldn’t your financial planning follow this same premise?
Taking the complexity and noise out of the financial media and informing you with what is relevant and timely, not someone’s opinion.
Illuminate’s advisors and staff participate in quarterly service projects partnering with local non profits to make a difference in the Omaha, Nebraska community.
Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.
A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
What does your home really cost?
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.