Giving Your Kids Some Financial Smarts — The Rule of Thirds

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As a parent, there are a thousand things you need to do for your kids. From making sure they’re looked after properly, to giving them love and providing them with good life skills, there’s always something else. Continue reading “Giving Your Kids Some Financial Smarts — The Rule of Thirds”

Why College Isn’t Too Soon to Start Planning for Retirement

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Kids think they’re going to live forever. When you’re 19 and at college, the idea of retiring seems like a distant event that will never happen. But, as anyone who is older knows, those years can go by fast, and when they do, you need to be prepared. Continue reading “Why College Isn’t Too Soon to Start Planning for Retirement”

The Curse Of College Costs – What To Expect And How To Get Help

College costs are one of the biggest expenses a student (and their families) will ever have to pay. A four year degree will cost between $40,000 and $120,000 for the tuition alone, before figuring in housing, transport, food, and all the other costs a young academic has to pay. In fact, research shows that on average it takes 21 years to pay off student loans!

Depending on when your kids are going to go to college, you’ve got several options to help them pay for their education — Let’s explore what they are.

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Young savers will turn into adult financial rock stars!

Science has taught us that children are like sponges – they soak up the most information when they are young. Linguistic experts always note that children who grew up hearing phonemes of other languages have an easier time learning the language when they are older. The same is true when it comes to learning about finances. The bottom line is: children pick up habits when they are young and it shapes who they are as adults.

Now, I am not advocating for you to sit your three-year old down to help you balance your checkbook –  although, I would be impressed if they could do it!  However, there are other ways to teach your children valuable lessons on saving, such as:

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