Even though summer doesn’t officially start for a couple of more weeks, most kids are out of school, the weather is warmer and most of us are in full summer mode. Summer, unfortunately, is a time that many can make blunders that can turn their financial situation upside down.
Paying for college with the 529 college savings plan may be one of the best ways to help you save money for your children’s education. There are many different types of 529 plans and most states offer their own version. Generally though, most have very similar characteristics when it comes to the basics.
Everyone has the dream of retiring early and living a life of leisure. Fortunately, it can be a reality for many if they make the right money decisions during their lifetime. The steps to follow can be really easy too.
May is the time that many young adults are ready to venture into the world armed with a degree and hopefully soon a great job. With all of the excitement, financial matters are often forgotten which can be detrimental to their long term success. This is a critical time financially speaking for young adults.
Being good at budgeting doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you plan for the unexpected. This added step of protection is often the difference between being successful with your budget or having your budget blown up. The key is understanding the expenses that can repeated blow up your budget.
Numerous studies have proven that children who get a basic understanding of financial concepts early in life are much less likely to have financial difficulties later in life. It may be surprising how many opportunities that parents have to teach their children about financial matters early in life.
It’s more than your house that can use Spring cleaning. If you are like most people, your finances could probably use a little work as well. Now is a great time to start and most of the items that should be on your financial Spring cleaning list can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
For millions of Americans, they have or will soon receive a tax refund check this year and for others this is the time of the year they are receiving annual bonus payouts. These windfalls of money can be a great temptation or a great opportunity.