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Peer pressure has affected my relationships, my health, my faith and my finances. And to this day, peer pressure still strikes me as one of... [Read More]
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Pete the Planner says family vacations can be a secret assassin of financial stability.        ... [Read More]
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I read your article every week, and I get discouraged. A couple of weeks ago you wrote about a 75-year-old guy who had $2 million,... [Read More]
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Pete the Planner gives a concerned reader advice on long-term financial stability.        ... [Read More]
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Up until this week, I've enjoyed the peace of mind that comes with purchasing the right amount of life insurance to protect the financial interests... [Read More]
Pete the Planner re-examines life insurance and why you can't live with it — and can't live without it.        ... [Read More]
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A retirement finalization plan consists of four elements: core income sources, a retirement budget, meetings with trusted advisers, and how he should structure the sale... [Read More]
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You can retire, too, if you follow the example of this small-business owner, Pete the Planner says.        ... [Read More]
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A soon-to-be retiree with $2 million in assets and $400,000 in income is worried that he won't be able to afford to retire. Pete the... [Read More]
Controlling spending is a key step for retirement, Pete the Planner advises.        ... [Read More]
There are lots of parallels to be drawn between breaking up with your financial adviser and breaking up with a love interest. But there is... [Read More]
You can take your assets elsewhere, but make sure you're doing it for the right reason.        ... [Read More]
I don't know why so many people decide to make so many big decisions and changes at once, but we often do. The key is... [Read More]
It's not wise to rush into big financial decisions, such as home ownership, when many changes are happening in your life, Pete the Planner advises.... [Read More]
The world of personal finance doesn't seem to have learned the lessons of the past 20 years. It may look as though Americans turned a... [Read More]
The real mission of the personal finance industry is to get people to take action on their financial future, Pete the Planner writes.       ... [Read More]
A 15-year mortgage can be rigid and unforgiving during good times and seemingly cruel during bad times. It can also make a portion of your... [Read More]
Pete the Planner investigates the downsize of another of his favorite financial products: the 15-year mortgage.        ... [Read More]
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are often identified as the solution to our healthcare cost problems, yet for many Americans, HSAs can create a wake of... [Read More]
Pete the Planner looks at the downside of another popular financial product: Health Savings Accounts.        ... [Read More]
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