Category: Financial Planning

How Your Child Can Pay Their Student Loans Off Faster

Graduate and professional students face quite a bit of debt early on in their careers. As a parent, you may be tempted to pay some or all of the debt to ease your child’s financial burden. Before volunteering this option, ensure your child has leveraged all their options to efficiently pay down their debt. Is […]

Here’s What High-Earners Need To Know About Roth Conversions

Roth conversions are here to stay (for now), so here’s what they are, how they work, and how high-earners can consider leveraging them throughout their careers. What Is A Roth Conversion? A Roth conversion is a strategy that allows you to convert all (or a portion) of your pre-tax retirement accounts (IRA, 401k, etc.) into […]

How to Make Your Dollars Deliberate and Reach Your Goals

You’re investing for retirement, paying off debt, building up an emergency fund, saving for your kid’s college, and checking all the top financial boxes—now what? If you’re running a surplus each month, it’s so easy to simply funnel money into the basics (401k, IRA, etc.) but is that the best way to truly maximize your […]

How to Spring Clean for a Better Financial Life

Clutter is a common annoyance, especially in a busy household. But did you know it sneaks up in your financial life as well? And that it can also cost you money? “Financial clutter” is distracting and it makes it hard to see the progress youʼre making toward your financial goals. It can even hide problems […]

Top 4 SECURE Act Changes That May Impact You and How To Plan For Them

By now you’ve probably heard of the SECURE Act and its impact on retirement plans. The purpose of the SECURE Act, which became law in late 2019, was to increase Americans’ access to retirement savings plans, but you may be directly impacted in other ways. Here are the top four changes that will affect most […]

Establishing a Budget

Do you ever wonder where your money goes each month? Does it seem like you’re never able to get ahead? If so, you may want to establish a budget to help you keep track of how you spend your money and help you reach your financial goals. Examine your financial goals Before you establish a […]

Teaching Your College-Age Child about Money

When your child first started school, you doled out the change for milk and a snack on a daily basis. But now that your kindergartner has grown up, it’s time for you to make sure that your child has enough financial knowledge to manage money at college. Lesson 1: Budgeting 101 Perhaps your child already […]

Five Things Every Young Family Should Do Now!

In the hustle and bustle of every day family life, it can be difficult to see beyond the present and prepare for the future.  Often important actions that each family should take fall to the wayside as the days are crammed with work, school, sports, and household duties.  In Five Things Every Young Family Should […]

Financial Moves To Make Before Year End

As the end of the year approaches and the exciting frenzy of the holiday season commences, don’t forget to set aside some time to review these financial moves you should make before the end of 2016. For the most recent contribution limits, gifting thresholds, and RMD rules, please refer to IRS.gov. 1) Deplete your FSA:  […]