A Dollar Saved for College Beats a Dollar Borrowed for College

A Dollar Saved for College Beats a Dollar Borrowed for College

Do you love May? So many things to celebrate: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Star Wars Day, 529 Day, Lost Sock Memorial Day (5/9…yes, that is a thing). Wait, back up. Did you not know about 529 Day?! Honestly, we’re not totally surprised.

While we may never shoot fireworks in honor of 529 Day, it is a chance every year to spend some time talking about the importance of saving for college and to answer the question…is it better to save a dollar or borrow a dollar?

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How to Select a Financial Advisor

How to Select a Financial Advisor

You have hit a point in your life when things are coming together. You are seeing success in your career. Your family is growing. You have a 401k for your retirement and 529 plans for your children. You’re paying your mortgage. All is good. Why would you need a financial advisor when everything seems fine? Maybe you are wondering...could it be better? How can you find just the right advisor to put your interests first?

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Wage stagnation while college costs and student loan debt are skyrocketing

Wage stagnation while college costs and student loan debt are skyrocketing

Going to college is an investment. If you are going to spend upwards of $100,000 on something, it better be worth the money, and just like any other investment you must make the most of it.

Unfortunately, a new study showed that millennials are graduating with more advanced degrees than their boomer parents BUT are earning less.

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Don’t let the college dream become a college nightmare

Don’t let the college dream become a college nightmare

We see it often at this time of year. The time of year when students are receiving college letters telling them they are accepted or waitlisted or rejected. The time of year when families are receiving college letters telling them what they are expected to pay for the privilege of attending that school. It can be a dream, or it can be a horror story.

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How can your student gain valuable career experience and earn a free ride to college?

How can your student gain valuable career experience and earn a free ride to college?

Today’s students are often looking for a way to serve others and their community. In addition, they are thinking about how to pay for their education. Military service in one of its many forms can meet both needs--paying for college and providing a much needed service to our country. You may want to take a closer look.

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What happens when you can’t pay your student loan bill?

What happens when you can’t pay your student loan bill?

We hope the day never comes. The day when you lose a job, face extreme medical bills, or suffer a loss resulting in unexpected expenses. Suddenly, the budget you worked so hard to plan goes out the window. You are faced with being unable to pay your student loan debt.

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