Archive - December 23, 2014

1
Year End College Financial Aid Considerations
2
How to Juggle College and Retirement Savings

Year End College Financial Aid Considerations

grad - small2014 is quickly coming to an end but financial moves you make in the next two weeks could make a difference in the financial aid your child may receive in the 2015/2016 academic year. Because college financial assistance is based primarily on the previous year’s income and assets, be certain of the financial impact before selling an investment, receiving gifts, spending on big ticket items or borrowing to make improvements to your home. Financial Aid Forms The amount of need-based financial aid a student may receive stems from information parents provide The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA… Read More

How to Juggle College and Retirement Savings

family landscapeHow do you successfully negotiate the conflicting goals of saving for your children’s college educations, as well as saving for retirement? If you are like most people, these two goals are constantly competing for your savings dollars and it can be difficult to prioritize one over the other, especially since education seems a more pressing goal. If you are feeling stretched and maybe discouraged as you battle these opponents, there are a few key takeaways to consider:
  1. Prioritize Appropriately
You cannot look at these two goals serially, thinking that if you just focus on the education piece and work your… Read More

Copyright 2014 FiGuide.com   About Us   Contact Us   Our Advisors       Login