Did you know that, on average, people who work with financial advisors can get returns that are about 3% better than those who go it alone – even after accounting for the advisor’s fees and expenses? While 3% might not sound huge in theory, if you have $1 million in assets, that’s an extra $30,000... Continue Reading →
Which Type of Home Loan is Right For You?
If you’re like most millennials, you probably hope to own your own home one day. Imagine it now: Walls painted any shade you want, enough cupboard space for your growing mug collection, and your li’l fur baby won’t have to pay pet rent anymore. Your own home is a dream come true – but getting there... Continue Reading →
What Affects Your Credit Score? The Ups, Downs and Everything In Between
It’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite topic – credit scores. Okay, maybe it’s not as exciting as the comeback of Crocs, but credit scores are still a big part of your financial life. Your credit rating can affect your ability to purchase a home or car, or even to get a credit card. If... Continue Reading →
What Makes One Advisor a Better Fit For Me Than Another?
So you’re looking for an advisor? Great! That must mean you’re ready to start saving like you mean it! Except… how do you actually go about choosing one? Do you just grab the first result on Google? Social media-stalk financial advisors near you? It can be tough (and even intimidating) to choose a financial advisor,... Continue Reading →
How Much is Too Much to Pay for College?
Unless you’ve been living under Patrick Star’s rock in Bikini Bottom, chances are you’ve heard about the woes of college costs. According to one recent report, the average cost of a college education in the United States is a whopping $35,331 per year. Looking long term, that number isn’t likely to drop, either. In fact,... Continue Reading →
How to Manage Your Money Like a Boss
So you want to manage your money, but you’re not exactly sure where to start – or even what the term “money management” includes. Whether you’re taking the first steps in money management or are already well on your way, we’ve got you covered with the strategies and tools you need to take your finances... Continue Reading →
4 Keys of Successful Retirement Plans
Here at Lasso, we love featuring financial advisors who really get it, and this week’s article is no different. This piece was contributed by Ian Weiner of Simply Retire. Long-term retirement planning is like doing a puzzle – but not the kind where you start with the border and then start building the picture one... Continue Reading →
How to Build a Plan in Lasso to Pay Off Your Debt
What’s one word no one likes to hear? Debt. But for most millennials, escaping debt feels like a fantasy. In fact, the average amount owed for a person aged 25 to 40 is $87,448 - and that number grew 11.5% just from 2019 to 2020. Student loans are the primary cause of debt for that... Continue Reading →
How to Build a Plan to Save for Your First House
With 91% of Americans hoping to buy at least one home in their lifetime, chances are you’ve spent some time checking out the housing market in your area. And there are plenty of good reasons for house-hunting, whether you want to make an investment, have more space, or just take the next step in your... Continue Reading →
Essential Money Skills for 20-somethings
Here at Lasso, we love featuring financial advisors who really get it, and this week’s article is no different. This piece was contributed by Shane Sideris of Synchronous Wealth Advisors. Your 20s are an exciting decade of searching, self-discovery and figuring out how you’ll do this thing called “adulting.” This is typically seen as the... Continue Reading →