A couple on vacation in Italy.

Last Minute Strategies to Lower Vacation Costs

When it comes to planning a vacation, typically the highest benefit goes to those who plan. Advanced reservations secure the best spots at the lowest price. You have more time to set aside money for your trip and gain more control over where you go and what you do. The good news is that those […]

A retired couple going over their finances.

Key Influences Impacting Your Social Security Payout

The Social Security Administration makes an estimated 69.7 million dollars in Social Security payments each month to retirees. Recipients received an average monthly payment of $1,360 in 2017, according to the SSA, many households depend on this income for survival. For three out of five retirees, this income accounts for over half of total household […]

Tips on how to keep the summer heat from raising your bills.

How to Keep Summer Utility Costs in Check

The summer months can be expensive to navigate. Families incur additional costs from rising utility bills, increased daycare expenses, and vacation costs, which can strain the family budget. The cost of utilities can double from the increased use of HVAC units combating high temperatures and additional water usage to keep gardens and yards thriving. Finding […]

A family that got travel advice from Timberline Financial.

10 Websites That Will Save You Money on Travel

The internet gives consumers wide access to information, which makes it easier to compare prices across companies and save money. Vacations can be a major summer expense. Between transportation, lodging, food, and activities, the average family will spend just under $2,000 for their summer holiday. Finding savings can be the difference between adding to current […]

Top Ways to Fund Graduate School

With the push for everyone to take the college route from high school, there are more people with college degrees, leading some employers to expand work requirements.

Weighing the Benefits and Drawbacks of a Reverse Mortgage

With an estimated 10,000 seniors per day, reaching the age of 65, Baby Boomers are looking for creative ways to fund their retirement years.

Pros and Cons of a Summer Job for Your Teenager

In 2014 the Bureau Labor Statistics found that 2.1 million people, ranging from the ages of 16 to 24, obtained summer employment.

Life Events Which Can Create Financial Disruptions to Retirement Savings

In a perfect world, you would be able to save a set percentage of each paycheck for your entire career, leaving you with a healthy investment balance at retirement.

Home Buying Tips In 2018

The low supply of houses for sale creates a strong sellers’ market, leaving buyers competing for a limited number of homes. Rising prices and interest rates have also introduced a growing concern over affordability, particularly for first-time buyers.

The Truth About Retirement Savings

Baby Boomers are reshaping the look of retirement. It is no longer seen as a time to let the clock run out on your life. Instead, retirees find time to embrace new hobbies and interests, travel, volunteer, and live a full and active life well after quitting the nine to five job. These changes impact […]