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This is a little longer message than I typically send during a declining market. But we believe everything is going to be ok, and I will explain why as we go.
I proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1991 to 1992 as a medic. My time serving makes me appreciate being a U.S. citizen. This holiday, I hope you do something enjoyable with family and friends. Here are ten ideas — I will likely do a mixture of them all!
Do you like to travel? Are you already looking forward to your next big trip? Do you spend more time planning your vacations than planning your finances? If so, you’re not alone. Recent surveys suggest that many Americans devote more time each year to planning their vacations than planning their finances.
College saving is a topic near and dear to my heart, as we have a 17-year-old who is currently undergoing the college exploration process. It seems like just yesterday that we dropped him off for his first day of kindergarten. He looked so small walking into that big school with his little turtle backpack on. My wife and I both had tears in our eyes. Now he is towering over us at 6 feet, 2 inches tall, constantly eating and never gaining weight.
Congratulations! You have four years of tuition, room and board stashed away in your 529 plan, and your child hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. Now you can breathe easily, right? Well … maybe, maybe not.
Our society is going through an unprecedented churn in the labor market due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic but also because of the normalization of working from home. As many people search for an ideal work-life balance, it is important not to neglect the ultimate end goal, namely retirement, and even more important not to abandon the primary resource for helping to ensure a stable retirement, your 401(k).
There are several tax benefits when saving for and paying for college.