Straightforward Wealth Management, LLC

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Bernard P. Martin Jr., CFP®, CPA/PFS

184 Scenic View Lane
Falls, Pennsylvania 18615

(570) 378-2825 

Money

One of the keys to a sound financial strategy is spending less than you take in, and then finding a way to put your excess to work. A money management approach involves creating budgets to understand and make decisions about where your money is going. It also involves knowing where you may be able to put your excess cash to work.

 
 
 
Keeping Up with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

 

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Five strategies for managing your student debt.

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

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Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

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