Matt Becker

Contributor for The Simple Dollar

Matt Becker, CFP® is a fee-only financial planner and the founder of <a href="https://momanddadmoney.com/road-map/" rel="noopener">Mom and Dad Money</a> where he helps new parents take control of their money so they can take care of their families. His free time is spent jumping on couches, building LEGOs, and goofing around with his wife and their two young boys.

Fed Meeting Preview: How to Take Advantage of Rising Interest Rates

Please Note: The information contained in this article is currently expired. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds its last meeting of t…

Savings Accounts vs. CDs vs. Money Market Mutual Funds

If you’re saving money for a near-term goal — like buying a house, taking a trip, or building an emergency fund — the priority…

Are CDs and Savings Accounts Becoming Viable Investments Again?

Interest rates are on the rise. The Federal Funds Rate – which sets the market for most interest rates – was up to 1.51% as of March…

Rebalancing: The Simple Way to Keep Your Investment Plan on Track

The best investment strategies are fairly easy to maintain. Once you’ve figured out how much to save, which accounts to use, and what your…

The Truth About Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar cost averaging is a popular investment strategy that usually gets even more popular in environments like this, where all-time market highs…

Is Whole Life Insurance A Good Investment?

At some point in your life you will almost certainly be pitched the idea of life insurance as an investment. The pitch will sound good. It w…