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College freshman will be heading to school very soon and most families are already preparing them for the day. When thinking about what your child needs, don’t forget financial wisdom.  Not only is important to obtain a good education but you also want your child to leave college in a sound financial condition as well.

Categories: Money Matters, Retirement

Are you behind where you want to be with your retirement savings?  If you are like many people, your retirement savings might need a boost.  Fortunately, there are ways get your retirement back on track.  It all starts with knowing where you are and where you hope to go.

Many individuals are burdened with an excessive amount of debt and if you are one of them, you might not see any way out.  Even though the road might be painful, there is a way out.  And you can do it yourself without help from a special agency or other debt relief solution.

With half of the year in the books, are you where you thought you would be financially?  Is your plan a little off track? Getting your plan back on track as quickly as possible is extremely important.  July is a great month to review your plan and make adjustments or recalibrate your financial plan based upon a detailed analysis on your performance.

In today’s fast paced world, financial matters often don’t receive the attention that they should and this can be very detrimental to one’s long term financial well-being. If you don’t have time to make smart financial decisions, then it would be best if you take actions to help you make the right decisions much quicker.  The best way, simplify your financial activities.

Categories: Credit, Money Matters

In today’s environment, your credit score is an extremely important number for many reasons.  Unfortunately many people don’t understand that they may unintentionally be lowering their score.  There are many different activities in your life that can negatively impact your credit score and the only real positive impacts are achieved by paying your obligations on time, all the time.

Categories: Financial, Money Matters

June is the national rebuild your life month which makes it a great time to reflect on your financial situation and make changes if necessary.  Rebuilding your financial life is an important step to take if you are not where you hoped to be financially.  Now is always the best time to start, putting if off only makes it more difficult to accomplish.

Whether you have 12 weeks before your child attends college or 12 years before that big day, there are several ways to fund the cost of college.  Don’t be distraught if you don’t have enough saved or if you think you might not be able to save all you need. Paying for college is typical a mix of savings, current earnings, scholarships, student loans and other loans. 

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