For National College Savings Month in September, we discuss several burning issues about these popular college savings vehicles. Assets in 529 college savings plans more than doubled in ten years, topping $370 billion at the end of 2019 according to the Federal Reserve. Interest in 529 plans has grown as students and parents fret over
August 14 is Financial Awareness Day. It’s a good time to brush up on the principles of financial planning— budgeting, managing debt, saving and investing. Being financially literate means you have the wherewithal to make financial decisions with confidence. There are many resources—web sites, magazines, books and more—that dispense financial knowledge for your learning pleasure.
If you’re facing unemployment or concerned about the possibility of upcoming layoffs, there are some small, proactive steps you can take now to help make this difficult time more manageable. Build Your Network. It’s estimated that over 80% of open positions are filled through networking.1 The easiest time to build your network is while you
While credit cards can be convenient and often come with useful features, it’s important to minimize debt when retirement is near. These days, having a credit card is practically a necessity, even when you are retired. It’s hard to do things like buy airline tickets, rent a car, or place an order online without one.