Saving for your children’s or grandchildren’s college education can seem like a daunting task, especially with the skyrocketing costs of higher education. Since 2000, the average annual cost to attend a U.S. college has more than doubled—and it shows no signs of slowing. According to Sallie Mae’s annual How America Pays for College report, American…

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Today’s dollar buys far less than it did 10, 20, and 30 years ago—much like today’s dollar will not have the same purchasing power in 10, 20, and 30 years in the future, meaning that as time goes on, your money will not stretch as far as it did when you when you entered retirement.…

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Have you ever heard your grandparent say, “I remember when a gallon of milk cost 30 cents!”? Shoot, you may even have examples from your lifetime! I remember when a gallon of gas was a little over a dollar—and I’m a millennial. There’s one big reason for these stories of “better times” when things cost…

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Have you ever been in the checkout line and overheard the cashier ask, “Debit or credit”? Have you ever been curious as to what this phrase means? Well, you’re not alone. Plain and simple, the cashier is referring to which method of payment you will be using: a debit card or a credit card. Now,…

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Is investing in funds or stocks in alignment with your principles and beliefs important to you? If so, understanding what sustainable investing is and how you can make it work for you is the first step to making the move to more sustainable and socially responsible options. Sustainable investing is on the rise, but what…

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What you should know, key planning elements & why men should listen up, too! Planning for retirement and beginning this stage of life is multi-layered. It’s true that 90% of all women will eventually be solely in charge of household finances.1 This data is compounded by the fact that only 20% of women feel very…

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When you hear the word “risk” in association with your money and investing, what do you feel? Are you excited about the opportunity for high returns or feel a thrill of investing? Or do you worry that you’ll lose a portion of your nest egg—or everything? Do you think risk is naturally par for the…

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The importance of raising kids who understand basic concepts about money, finances, and investing can’t be understated. These lessons can carry through into adulthood, helping your money-savvy (grown) child make smart financial decisions. While an allowance can help your child understand the fundamentals, there is no substitute for earning money through a job. They learn…

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We’ve all heard the old adage, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” It was likely said to you often, possibly when you asked for a new pair of sneakers or when your weekly allowance was handed over—if you got one. But beyond that, how thorough was your financial education when you were growing up? At what…

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