With a month to go until the ball drops and we flip to 2019 (a.k.a. the year in which Blade Runner and its flying cars are set — we’re just a bit behind!), now is the time to make sure all your year-end tasks get done. Without further ado, here’s your year-end financial checklist.
The financial burden of retirement is growing. Today’s Americans are more likely to live longer, have aging parents to care for in retirement, face steep medical bills, and spend more on travel to visit far-flung family members. But recent research challenges our understanding of retirement as a long-awaited reprieve from work.
This is the final article of our college savings series. Congrats for making it this far! One day not too far away, your kids are really going to thank you. Let’s recap what we’ve covered in the last month. We’ve talked about 1) whether to save for college, 2) what type of savings account to use and 3) how much to save. This final article will provide quick tips on how to maintain and (one day) withdraw money from your college savings accounts.
This is part three of our college series. In the last article, I told you that the 529 plans are a great way to save for college. This week, let’s get into the details of deciding how much money you actually need to save for your kids' college education.
Last week, I talked about how to prioritize retirement vs. college savings. This week we'll talk about where to put your hard-earned college funds as you prepare the way to higher ed for your children. So let's jump to the big questions on this topic.
Today I bring you the first in a 4-part series on college savings. I know the numbers about the rise in college tuition is daunting, but you have lots of resources at your disposal to help you make the right choices. This college savings series is a great start. I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about the basics of college savings. To kick off the series this week, let's see if putting aside money for college makes sense for you right now, or if you should consider focusing on retirement savings instead.