Useful Financial Guardrails for College Families!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in General | 0 comments

“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” – Ivan Turgenev Financial independence training is a short-term pain, for a long term gain. But it’s terribly important because “untrained” college students are sitting ducks for unscrupulous financial service companies and their own lack of financial sense. So, […]

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Financial Independence 2: No More Surprises

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in General | 0 comments

“Wisdom is learning to let go when you want to hang on. Courage is learning to hang on when you want to let go.” – Mark Amend This is second in a continuing series on real financial independence, and I’m here to alert you to those items in a family‘s financial life that can wreck […]

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When College Has a Negative ROI!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in General | 0 comments

“What’s right isn’t always popular. What’s popular isn’t always right.” – Howard Cosell As many have claimed (such as the US Census Bureau, for example: https://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/p23-210.pdf ), a typical college degree is worth up to a million bucks over a career — but that’s not true for every degree. What’s becoming more and more apparent […]

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Is A Trust Smart For You?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in General | 0 comments

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” – Lemony Snicket Parenting is more than reading to your children or getting them to eat their vegetables. It’s also about securing their financial future. One way to do that is by drafting a trust and naming a trustee. This […]

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