Planning matters

Welcome to the world, little one! A look at the financial decisions with a new addition to the family

Becoming a parent brings with it so many new things to figure out. How to care for your new baby, teach them about life and raise them. While I don’t think any parent has all of that totally figured out, we all aim to do our best. The more concrete question of “How will we…

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Your Teen’s First Job

“Hey mom! Can I get a job this summer?” While this was music to my ears, I quickly realized my daughter is spreading her wings, looking for more independence but there were several things I needed to do to help her prepare. Here are some things to consider: Resume Help your child prepare a resume…

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Looking for College Tuition Savings?

Autumn is the time of year when we think about the need to start raking leaves, watching baseball playoffs, and getting kids back in the school routine. If you’re the parent of a college-bound high school senior, you should also be thinking about sitting down to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the…

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How to Raise Financially Responsible Children

Growing up I wasn’t taught how to handle the household finances, let alone money in general. When I started earning an income, I didn’t know what to do with it. When raising a child you want nothing more than to set them up in life. You want them to be resilient and successful. Below we…

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Are Kids Sports a Financial Disaster?

Did you know that parents can spend up to $10,000/year funding their kids love for athletics? From club teams, travel teams, personal trainers, camps, uniforms, gas, hotels and equipment the cost quickly adds up. Is this a financial loss or gain? Keep reading our blog Planning Matters to take a closer look.

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