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.
Pay Yourself First
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
The Richest Man in Babylon
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt
Would it surprise you to hear that China owns just 8% of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability, along with average and marginal tax rates.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.