Retirement planning is one of the most important aspects of adulthood. If you don’t save for retirement as early as possible, then you risk not being able to retire from your job at all due. For single parents, planning for retirement might seem even more daunting because you’re playing the role of breadwinner and care provider for your family while trying to plan for your own future all at the same time. It can be exhausting trying to make enough money to meet your family’s needs, let alone have leftover money to put into … [Read more...] about A Single Parent’s Guide to Saving for Retirement
If you’re wondering whether there is still adequate time to invest in a college savings fund for your kid(s), you should go ahead and make the leap anyway. You don't want to rely just on student loans to fund their education. You can invest with a robo-advisor or go through a traditional college savings plan broker, depending on your family’s college savings goals. How to Save for College While Your Kid is in High School Start Investing in a 529 College Savings Plan One of the most important things a parent can do while saving up for … [Read more...] about How to Save for College While Your Kid is in High School
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Ultimately, understanding the return on your college investment isn’t as easy as plugging numbers into an equation. After all, the college experience is much more than just what you learn in the classroom and what job you land after school. Yet, some basic math can actually teach us if choosing a certain school is a good or bad … [Read more...] about
How far would you go to pay off your student loans? While 40% of borrowers from a recent survey would reportedly be willing to take a year off of their life expectancy in exchange for debt-free living, such drastic measures aren’t necessary thanks to helpful websites such as Student Loan Hero. Student Loan Hero was founded by a man who struggled, yet successfully paid off over $100,000 in student loans. Given the shocking statistics surrounding student loans, he wanted to help others pay off their loans as efficiently as possible, which … [Read more...] about Student Loan Hero Review – How to Pay Off Your Student Loans Fast
What is Zeqr and how does it work? What are the benefits of using it and how do you become an expert? Zeqr is a new global knowledge hub. Zeqr is going to change how knowledge is exchanged on a global level, leading to a better informed and more knowledgeable world. Zeqr is unique because there are no other platforms offering peer-to-peer, real-time sessions, and courses along with service offerings. Zeqr can also help experts develop a new source of income as they give classes and webinars to paying customers looking to gain … [Read more...] about How Zeqr Works and the Benefits of Becoming a Zeqr Expert
FAFSA for the 2017-2018 school year has been available since October 2016, and the filing deadlines are right around the corner. Getting help paying for college is a major concern for millions of students in the U.S., but filling out FAFSA is a little more complex than say, filling out a job application. You need to have your financial documents and records ready so the government can assess how much aid to grant you, but in spite of the couple-hour process of filling out FAFSA, the benefits of receiving financial aid tend to outweigh the … [Read more...] about Top 4 Critical FAFSA Mistakes College Students Make Every Year
You should be donating money to your college. I love donating like to my alma mater. I give money to them every month, and I'm even considering including them in my will. There are so many reasons that you should consider donating money to your college. A couple of weeks ago there is a spirited debate on the blog, Tie The Money Knot, about whether or not you should be donating money to your college and giving back. I quickly found myself in the minority, and I wanted to elaborate more on why I think that you should be donating money to your … [Read more...] about Five Reasons You Should Be Donating Money To Your College
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You are spending too much money on your college education. Unless you’re the world’s thriftiest student already – and chances are you’re not – it’s a fact that you’re not saving as much money as you could be. You’re spending too much money on college student … [Read more...] about
Most colleges are back in session, which means millions of students across the U.S. are in the midst of taking out student loans and paying for tuition, fees, textbooks, laptops, printers, and other school-related expenses. Those costs really start to add up. And, although grants, loans, and other forms of aid can help you maintain financial stability while you’re in school, college students and their parents shouldn't miss out on potential savings through college tax deductions and tax credits. Publication 970 from the IRS lists all the … [Read more...] about 4 Tax Deductions and Credits for College Students and Parents
The following is a guest post by Brian Kuhn CFP®, the author of, "The Personal Finance Handbook". If you’d like to submit a guest post on Money Q&A, please check out the site’s guest posting guidelines. College costs are a problem. It is a trillion dollar problem delaying the retirement of the parents and stunting the career growth of the students. Everybody knows it and it’s not going away anytime soon. Total student loan debt is now over $1.3 Trillion as of June 2016. Planning for your children’s college journey is a personal … [Read more...] about College Costs: How to Encourage Your Kids to Go In-State (Saving You Thousands)