When Should You set up a Child’s Savings Account?

It’s never too early to start saving money, which is why a growing number of parents are opening savings accounts for their children. Doing so can help establish a brighter financial future for your child. Dave Sieminski of ...

Financial Skills for Young Adults

The real world is expensive, and if young adults lack financial aptitude, they will struggle not only fiscally, but emotionally as well. That’s why you need to acquire financial skills as you make your way through college, navigate ...
You are confident that your child is ready to tackle the academic and social challenges college brings, but are you confident that your child knows the financial lessons necessary to start college off on the right financial foot and begin building a strong foundation for a successful financial future?

5 Finance Lessons to Teach Your Kids Before College

If your kid is heading to college, congratulations to you both on this hard-won accomplishment and exciting new adventure. You are confident that your child is ready to tackle the academic and social challenges college brings, ...
The cost of attendance at American universities is skyrocketing year after year, with a college education now costing up to six figures. 529 college savings plans offer a tax-free way to save money for your education.

What Does a 529 College Savings Plan Cover?

The cost of attendance at American universities is skyrocketing year after year, with a college education now costing up to six figures. 529 college savings plans offer a tax-free way to save money for your education. However, ...
As tuition at universities and both public and private colleges rises, so does student debt—this begs the question: is a college education valuable enough to make it worthwhile?

The True Value of a College Education

As tuition at universities and both public and private colleges rises, so does student debt—this begs the question: is a college education valuable enough to make it worthwhile? The second edition of the Gallup-Purdue Index ...
Guide to FAFSA

Guide to FAFSA

When gearing up for college, one form is mentioned over and over: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Basically, the government uses the FAFSA to calculate just how much a particular applicant’s family can ...
Choosing a savings bank account is an important step toward financial responsibility and security, and though a savings account is one of the oldest and most traditional financial products in the United States, there are so many different types to choose from today that finding the perfect one can be a difficult task.

What to Look For in a Savings Account

Choosing a savings bank account is an important step toward financial responsibility and security, and though a savings account is one of the oldest and most traditional financial products in the United States, there are so many ...
Parenthood involves providing for your child, both now and in the future. Many parents are actively involved in helping fund their child’s future education. With so many savings options out there, which ones are the best? Here’s the lowdown on how to financially prepare for your child’s future goals.

How to Save for Your Child’s Future

Parenthood involves providing for your child, both now and in the future. Many parents are actively involved in helping fund their child’s future education. With so many savings options out there, which ones are the best? Here’s ...
Buying a home is typically the largest purchase that many Americans will make in their lifetimes—and most won’t own their home outright for 15 to 30 years, depending on their mortgage term.

What is a Home Equity Loan?

Buying a home is typically the largest purchase that many Americans will make in their lifetimes—and most won’t own their home outright for 15 to 30 years, depending on their mortgage term. As you pay off your mortgage month ...
The earlier kids are introduced to smart money-management practices, the better prepared they’ll be to handle their finances when they leave the nest. Teaching your kids how to protect their money is a lesson with unlimited value.

Teaching Your Kids the Basics of Finances

Learning how to handle, where to invest, and what not to do with money are skills everyone needs to be successful in life. The earlier kids are introduced to smart money-management practices, the better prepared they’ll be to ...