College has become ever more expensive, and so it’s important for parents to start saving early. A new report from student loan company Sallie Mae breaks down the state of American parents’ savings plans for their children’s college educations, based on a survey of 2,003 adult parents of children under age 18 performed by Ipsos.
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
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
Everyone dreams of that first day of college. The friends you will meet, the experiences you’ll be exposed to, the school spirit you’ll develop. But paying for that dream can be a nightmare if you don’t have a surefire plan. However, you can avert all that if you save from early on. A college education
Is there ever a right time financially to have a baby? Having had an unplanned pregnancy before, I often ponder this question and I know many other parents do too. In the beginning, it was difficult raising a child without being financially stable. Even now that I am much better off financially, I still get
Now that the cold, dark winter is over (sort of), it’s time to throw open the shutters and take a look at your finances in the spring light. Maybe you haven’t been making progress toward your goal, or you want to up your savings even more, or make sure your student loan payments are on