finance

  • 10 Financial Tools For Your Gay New Year

    Plan Your Spending

    Budgeting is not a difficult task; it’s a primary step to financial freedom. You only need a simple plan, a sheet of paper will do. When you plan your expenses they take on real cost; planning helps identify expenses that are not actually necessary. Simply list them all. If you are paid weekly plan your budget weekly, or budget on your pay schedule.

  • 10 Tips, Tricks & Tools to Financial Freedom

    Below are 10 tips from our financial guru Ric Reily and author of Money Is The Root Of All - Skip The Debt Habit.

    The beginning of a new year is a great time to make some changes in your financial life. Rather than making resolutions that will quickly fade, choose to remove the stress of money from your life. Stress is a result of not getting what you expect, yet achieving a stress free financial life is simple, fast and fun.

  • A Look at Couples Suing Over Marriage Licenses in Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Six couples, including four gay couples and two straight couples, have sued a county clerk in Kentucky for refusing to issue marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.

  • Beware: Hidden Fees Take Toll on Retirement Savings

    Employer sponsored retirement plans, like your 401(k), have an administrator who is usually a company employee overseeing the plan for participants. The financial company that actually holds the assets and makes investments is the manager.

  • Canada Is On The Verge Of A Recession

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The latest economic data from Canada shows that it is inching toward recession, after its economy posted its fifth straight month of contraction.

  • Carmel Officials Hold Off On Proposed LGBT Protections

    CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — City officials in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel are waiting to take action on a proposal to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • Changes Ordered For College Loans For Gay Couples

    (AP) Students in same-sex marriages will be treated the same as their straight married classmates when it comes to federal college loan applications, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday in a shift that reflects this year’s Supreme Court ruling that broadened gay rights.

  • Coffee & Conversation: Seniors Asked To Get Finances In Order

    Roberto Torok encouraged attendees of Tuesday morning’s Coffee & Conversation program to consider leaving an after-life gift.

  • Column: Managing Money In A LGBT Family

    Worry takes a great deal of energy. Can you define worry? After all if you worry about money, employment, love, health or gay drama you might just as well understand what you are really doing. So, what is worry? My definition of worry: worry is interest paid on trouble before it’s due. Here is an interesting conundrum, because regular readers are aware of my abhorrence to paying interest. Thus, I simply don’t worry.

  • Column: Money Matters - Credit or Debit?

    How often are you asked that question? Me? Never.

  • Column: Nine Ways To Become Richer

    Do you know where your money goes, are you carrying too much debt or would you like to have some freedom from worrying about your money? Saving does not mean going without, using coupons or only buying on sale. Though the latter two are great options.

  • Column: Social Investing in Companies that Support Gay Rights

    Socially responsible investing has its genres. Many investors avoid companies that produce or trade in weapons, cigarettes or prisons. Some investors consider environmental and social governance concerns. More and more LGBT investors prefer investing in companies with language in their Equal Employment Opportunity Statement prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Companies offering health benefits to same sex partners or spouses of employees also communicate acceptance. Younger LGBT investors are even more likely than older investors to turn to socially responsible investing. 

  • Feature: SFGN Financial Issue

    Here is the Table of Contents for SFGN's special Financial Issue...

  • Financial Tips For Same-Sex Couples

    NEW YORK (AP) _ Gay and lesbian individuals are less prepared financially for retirement than their straight counterparts, according to an exclusive analysis by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  • Find Out How Well The Companies That Support The LGBT Community Are Doing In The Stock Market

    With the craziness of the ever-changing stock market, one group has made it easier for investors to know who to put their money into.

  • Guard Your Identify; Because No One Else Will

    There’s perhaps no more insidious an attack than identity theft. Though many crimes are more physically traumatizing, identity theft attacks are done quietly. And often the damage is done before you’re even aware of the crime. Your life, as you know it, can be fundamentally changed.

  • How LGBT Financial Aid Can Fuel South Florida’s Economy

    South Florida is hot.

  • Lesbian Couple, Like Kentucky Clerk, Standing Up for Beliefs

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio.

  • LGBT Rights and Quality of Life: Study Finds A Correlation Between The Two

    LGBT Americans living in states without protections are more likely to have a lower quality of life, according to a study released by the Williams Institute.

  • NerdWallet Calculates Top 20 Most LGBT-Friendly Cities; No Florida Cities

    In honor of Pride Month, NerdWallet calculated the top 20 most LGBT-friendly cities in the United States. Seattle topped the list while California had the most cities, three, on the list. Florida though didn’t make the cut.