How do you plan to fund your children’s education? You’re probably counting on scholarships and grants, right? Reliance on scholarships and grants is the highest in a decade, while college savings is on the decline, according to a new report from Sallie Mae. Savings covers less than one-quarter of collegiate funding for the typical family.
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If you own a home, chances are good you have a mortgage. Making mortgage payments can be a source of frustration for homeowners, some of whom will decide to pay off a mortgage early. While owning your home free and clear seems attractive, it’s important to consider whether paying off your mortgage early is actually
For a tax-conscious investor, finding tax-efficient investments is the key to successfully saving for retirement. Not everyone thinks about the tax consequences on their investments and trusts that their financial advisers will be knowledgeable before making a recommendation. Often, it is a challenge for advisers to educate themselves on all of the tax laws that
Many of us buy our homes thinking we’ll live there forever. But sometimes our circumstances change, and when they do, we’re faced with the potentially daunting task of selling our home and moving elsewhere. If you’re looking to sell your house, you may be wondering when’s the best time of the year to do so.
Recently, The Atlantic published a tremendously powerful article by Alana Semuels entitled This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like, which is well worth reading for anyone who is hedging their bets on the question of whether to save for retirement at all or whether to save more for retirement. It opens with the
As the warmer weather finally makes an appearance, many of us are dreaming about summer: lazy days spent by the pool, at the shore or just sprawling in the grass (although, honestly, those of us with kids know that this never actually happens). With a more relaxed schedule, summer can be a great time to catch