Personal Capital

The Personal Capital Promise

The Personal Capital Promise

Today, we announced the start of a new era for Personal Capital. We have a new logo, new colors, a new app icon, and a new web experience. But really, we’re unveiling less of a “new” Personal Capital and more of the “true” Personal Capital. We built our...
4 Tips for Living Well on a Fixed Income

4 Tips for Living Well on a Fixed Income

How to Thrive While Living on a Fixed Income in Retirement When they hear the term “fixed income,” many people envision a paltry monthly living allowance that provides little if any discretionary funds to enable someone to actually enjoy their life. However,...
How to Prepare Your Personal Finances for a Recession

How to Prepare Your Personal Finances for a Recession

The booming U.S. economy recently set a new record when the long-running expansion reached 121 months, breaking the previous record of 120 months set between March 1991 and March 2001, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Of course,...
Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance: Which One is Right for You?

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance: Which One is Right for You?

Life insurance can be complex and overwhelming, especially with the countless insurance policies out there. It’s important to know the differences between them since each type has unique characteristics that may or may not be right for you. But more often...
529 Plan vs. Roth IRA: Which is Better for College Savings?

529 Plan vs. Roth IRA: Which is Better for College Savings?

Outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. now tops $1.5 trillion. Yes, that’s trillion with a T. This has led to a national debate about what can be done to help college students and their families manage their student loan debt burdens. Of course, the best...
How to Find the Right Realtor for You

How to Find the Right Realtor for You

Home-buying season is in full swing, and one of the most important considerations when it comes to either buying or selling your home is deciding on which real estate agent to work with and how you want to engage them. We generally recommend working with a...
What Does it Mean When a Public Company Goes Private?

What Does it Mean When a Public Company Goes Private?

Last month, national bookseller Barnes & Noble announced that it would be acquired by a private equity firm after years of struggling to compete with Amazon. Barnes & Noble is a publicly held company, so the transaction has been referred to as “going...
Retirement Living: What Does Retirement Mean to You?

Retirement Living: What Does Retirement Mean to You?

When it comes to gauging retirement preparedness, do you have a good sense of whether your savings are on track to fund the retirement life you envision? Are you looking for some benchmarks? Follow along as we explore key findings of a national poll...
5 Tips for Recent Grads Negotiating a Job Offer

5 Tips for Recent Grads Negotiating a Job Offer

5 Tips for Negotiating a First Job Offer For many of us who have kids, it’s the season of graduation. For parents with college grads, it’s a particularly meaningful time – after nearly two decades of school, they’re transitioning to working world and will...