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Posts by Faye Sykes

Social Security Isn’t Just for Retirement

When you think of Social Security, you probably think about retirement. It’s true that the program provides critical income for millions of retired Americans, but Social Security also does much more. Designed as a safety net to provide older people who could no longer work with a basic income, Social Security has grown into a…

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Retirement Questions Atlanta Citizen’s Commonly Fear

Top Fee Based Atlanta Financial Planners

Living in Atlanta Georgia means we work hard. We also have big decisions on if we are going to stay, live and then retire in the surrounding Metro Area. But research say’s that we have fear around retirement and a bigger fear about Social Security? A startling number of Baby Boomers do, so don’t feel silly…

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Financial Divorce in Atlanta

What women in Atlanta need to know about divorce

How does a Divorce in Atlanta financially affect YOU? A huge question that we at Scarlet Oak Financial get all the time. I myself have been through divorce and I do not wish this on ANYONE. Lucky for me I was living in Decatur, Georgia and had a great support system with family and friends.…

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Saver’s Credit Helps Atlanta Residents

How does IRS Savers Credit work?

It can be tough paying your bills and saving for retirement sometimes. That’s especially true if you’re living in Metro Atlanta or another large city with a relatively high cost of living. However if you meet certain criteria, you may benefit from the IRS Saver’s Credit. If you would like more information on the Atlanta Savers…

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Top 8 Financial Tasks for Those Recently Widowed in Atlanta

Atlanta money matters when widowed

When you’re a new widow, you have a lot to deal with – both emotionally and logistically.  Overwhelming is an understatement. Suddenly having to handle all the finances can be tough for many women. Even so, there are a number of issues that need to be handled sooner rather than later. Here is a short…

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