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There are so many things that an incoming college student needs, and with the cost of college tuition, there isn’t a lot leftover for much else. Whether you are the one having to buy these items, or your parents, setting up a budget is important.
Summer’s here for college students and plans are being made to enjoy the time off of school. How will you spend your summer: going out, pool parties, the lakes? Whatever your plans, it’s difficult not to spend all the money you make (and then some) on summer activities. Here are a few tips to help you have fun and still keep money in your pocket.
If even the thought of investing is scary to you, it’s best to take small steps to begin with. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you start investing your money.
How many retirement accounts do you have? If you've changed jobs a few times over the years, you could have several accounts housed in different employers' plans.
When most people think of retirement, they conjure up images of around-the-clock vacationing on white sandy beaches. While for a select few, this may be the case, but for most, whether for financial, logistic, or personal reasons, this just isn’t what retirement looks like. However, vacations are an important part of anyone’s life. Here are a few tips for retirees who are planning a vacation on a budget.
Let’s face it, teens need and want money for a multitude of reasons including school activities, entertainment, electronics, gas…the list goes on and on. It may be difficult to decide whether to continue or maybe even start to give your teen an allowance. Here are a few items to consider:
It may seem strange to think about saving for a college education when your child is very young, but there are two things you should consider:
It’s been said that some people spend more time on choosing an automobile to purchase than they do on selecting a financial advisor. If that observation has a ring of truth to it, it may be because people are familiar with the daily driving experience and the ease of determining one’s preferences. In contrast, financial management is a task that, for most people, involves decisions and considerations that they know little about. Similarly, they are ill equipped to assess the qualifications of those who seek to provide financial services.