Articles Filed Under 'Plan Your Finances'

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Financial Planning for Cops – Do You Know How Much Your Financial Advisor Charges You?

Police officers are like most people and have no idea how much they pay for investment, insurance, or retirement advice. A lot of people mistakenly assume they receive free advice. Some advisors do not explain their fees and many consumers do not take the time to ask. People in law enforcement, like most people, are usually shocked when I explain how much they’ve been paying in commissions or fees.

Friday, March 27th, 2009

How Will the Obama Stimulus Package Affect You as a Police Officer?

Most employees will receive a $400 ($800 for joint returns) tax credit in tax years 2009 and 2010. You should see this credit almost immediately in the form of reduced taxes withheld from your paycheck throughout the remainder of 2009.

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Hey Cops in the U.S. Do You Want a Bigger Tax Refund?

Police officers like most people don’t plan their taxes and then hope for the best. If you get a larger refund than expected, you’re happy, but if you’re forced to pay taxes, you’ll be disappointed. Tax planning gets rid of these surprises and as law enforcement professionals you know we don’t like surprises!

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

5 Money Pitfalls of Divorce for Cops

Editors Note: Every police officer knows how ugly divorce can be from the outside looking in, but we are also often faced with it ourselves. Chuck Rylant is a working police officer and a financial planner and this article gives some useful tips that can help other law enforcement professionals avoid more pain than necessary. […]

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Cops Take Heed: Experts Say We Are Entering a Recession, You Need to Act Now!

It is urgent that you “act now.” You need to act now to get the basics of your financial life in order; but not because of state of the economy.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

The Police Officer’s Secret to easily saving $15,000 a year

A secret that will help police officers increase their monitary savings from nothing to over $15,000 dollars per year, while still taking home more money.

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Pay Yourself First

Cops and other law enforcement professionals should learn the financial planning technique of paying yourself first to build financial independence and even wealth.

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

How’s Your Financial Health?

Whatever your financial health, CopsAlive knows that if you plan well and take care of yourself and your family first, you will be better able to take care of the people and communities you serve as a police officer.

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Moonlight or Start Your Own Business?

Cops who want to create a long term financial plan might consider putting their energy into a business rather than just moonlighting for money.