Paying for college: 529s and more
The rising cost of college and the mountain of student loan debt facing many college graduates have many parents concerned. Fortunately, there are ways to help your children leave school with less debt whether you are starting early or only have 12 weeks to go.
Home improvements are not all equal. Some provide more value for resale than others. However resale value is not the only criteria that should be used to determine the projects to complete. Deciding which home improvement projects make financial sense is not an easy task.
What better way to give your teen a bright start than encouraging early entrepreneurial skills! FORUM understands the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit and the impact it can have on a person’s life. That’s why we created the Bright Start program. It is designed to promote entrepreneurial skills for teens across Central Indiana. Here’s a peak at the program!
Whether you are energized or completely exhausted from the 2016 presidential primaries, the candidates and the associated drama have dominated the news. While the credit union industry, including FORUM, does not provide our opinions on the candidates, we are active with representatives in Congress
The first six months after graduation are a key time in a college grads financial life so whether you are the graduate or have a child graduating there are a few financial steps that can really improve the probability of having long term financial success. Learning these basic financial habits early in life will be a great foundation for future success.
May is all about graduations, the race and the start of summer vacation season. All of these seem like opportunities to bust your budget however, with a little planning and moderation, you can actually improve your financial situation during the month of May.
We all understand that budgeting is the key to saving more money and to having more money to spend. What many people don’t realize is how small budgeting blunders can snowball and become big issues over time. Avoiding most if not all of these budgeting mistakes can make a significant difference in your budgeting success.
Next week is national money smart week, a national effort to help raise financial literacy across the country. Research has proven that people are more financially secure when they develop a strong foundation of financial skills. Being money smart starts with foundational principles and builds upon this basic knowledge. No matter one’s stage in life, there is the opportunity to develop your financial IQ.