Education

May 26, 2021
Should I Open a Savings Account for My Kids?

Before opening a savings account, think about why you and your child are saving money. Here are some common reasons Pay for future education expenses Help your child manage the money they make from their job Give your child a lump sum of money when they graduate from high school Your reason for saving the…

May 03, 2021
How to Teach Your Kids to Budget for Their First Jobs

First of all, congratulations! Your teen has their first paying job. This is a milestone and a time where they’ll learn new things about work, life, money, and themselves. This is an excellent time to teach foundational principles and practical budgeting. Your teen can also earn more financial independence. Save. Spend. Give. All the things…

April 23, 2021
What Is a Pre-Paid College Tuition 529 Plan and Is It Right for Me?

For those of us who have children, just thinking about putting them through four years of college can feel overwhelming. In the United States, the cost of college tuition is higher than almost anywhere else in the world. And it keeps rising every year! According to a survey from the College Board (the company that…

April 06, 2021
How to Plan for the Cost of College with Your Kids

As a financial coach, I encourage parents to talk to their children about college as early as possible. Nowadays, college is one of the most expensive costs, next to a car or a home. Enrolling, paying, and attending college is also a complicated pr...

April 25, 2021
Let’s Get Reading! The Best Books to Get the Money Conversation Started With Your Kids

Talking to your children about money is a difficult conversation for many parents to have. Starting the talk is the hardest part. No matter how old your children are, here are some ideas to get the ball rolling. Sometimes reading a book to children...