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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Money Rule #4 - Never Buy or Sell Individual Stocks (aka-“The person on the other side of the table knows more than you do about their business”) This rule would seem to fly in the face of the current rise of online...

Friday, July 30, 2021

Allow me to introduce James, who is somewhere between 28 to 35, making bank at a good job and living what most of us consider to be “the good life”. He’s able to go out to the local watering hole or eat out whenever...

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Money Rule #3 - Max out your 401(k) (or equivalent employer-sponsored retirement plan) Employee Contribution. Not able to max out? Don't let that stop you from contributing what you can toward your retirement. If possible, at least...

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Money Rule #2 Pay Your Credit Card Balance In Full Every Month (1 of 2) Keeping a running balance on a credit card or two does not necessarily help to build a healthy credit score. When you use the card and pay it off every month, your...

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Can Everything You Need To Know About Money Possibly Fit On A 3x5 Index Card? University of Chicago Social Science Professor Harold Pollack, during a 2013 interview with personal finance writer Helaine Olen regarding her book...

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

What Divorced or Separated Parents Need to Know If you’ve been following this series, you know that enacted changes will take effect July 1, 2023, which marks the start of the 2023-2024 school year. That means families...

Friday, June 11, 2021

Good News For Grandparents! Good news in a change affecting grandparent or non-parent owned 529 Accounts. Currently, parents are supposed to indicate on the FAFSA if anyone outside the immediate family has given money to the school or...

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The End of the EFC Enacted changes described in these posts do not take effect until July 1, 2023, and will appear in the FAFSA beginning Oct. 1, 2022. Remember, tax returns for 2021 will be used in determining financial aid in the...

Friday, June 4, 2021

Information Parents and Grandparents Need to Know – Part 1 of 4 In the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed over the holidays late in 2020, Congress enacted changes to the FAFSA that could significantly impact families with...

Friday, April 9, 2021

A recent article by Rich Duprey published by Motley Fool examined the credit scores of Robinhood users and opined that those with low credit scores should not be investing in capital markets. Hold on, here… As a financial...

Saturday, March 13, 2021

The American Rescue Plan’s Child Tax Credit Expansion On March 11, 2021 President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. One important piece of this legislation was the increase in the Child Tax Credit for tax year...