Saving in your 401(k) can be an easy and painless way to build your retirement savings. But because it’s so easy and painless, it can also be easy to ignore for long periods of time, which often leads to mistakes. We’ll cover at least the top 5 mistakes people make in their 401(k)s. Here’s [...]
We all have likes and dislikes. As we get older, many of us find more and more things we tend to not be a big fan of, and it can be easy to fall into a negativity trap. With that in mind, I decided to spend some time thinking about the things I am [...]
There is a good chance you have seen, or at least heard of, Charlie Brown. On the Thanksgiving Special, there is a moment where Charlie Brown makes a mistake but keeps repeating it as if he is expecting a different result. Unfortunately, many of us do this with our finances. Some even go as [...]
We always talk about the money side of financial and retirement planning. But what about the mental aspect of that big life change? Today we’ll break down an article written by a Licensed Professional Counselor (Kate Schroeder) for Psychology Today, titled The Psychological Investment In Retirement. Retirement may sound like a dream come true, [...]
How do you feel about free money? Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Maybe not. Most people don’t understand that free money isn’t actually free and that someone else’s money is just being spent. Let’s explore what we know about “free” money, income taxes, and some recent changes the government is implementing Here is some [...]
When to claim Social Security is a question that’s been asked as long as the program has been around. The reason why we’re still answering this question is that the strategy will vary for every individual. No matter what you decide, this crucial piece of income planning will certainly be a big part of [...]
On this inaugural episode of The Macon Money Podcast, we'll get a behind-the-scenes look at your host, Lee Perkins. We'll find out about his personal and professional background, how he initially got involved in the financial industry, and why he decided to start this podcast in the first place.