Posts in category "College Planning"

Tips for Parents on How to Get Help Paying for College

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How much will you need to help your kid through college by the time they graduate high school?  During this summer, I've been asked quite frequently from friends and attendees to our workshops on how to plan for college, especially in tough times.  It prompted me to dig into my video archives for a segment I did on WGN Morning News of getting cash for college...

To College Loan or Not to College Loan?

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With college tuition continue to skyrocket and state programs squeezing grants and monetary assistance, future college students and their families are depending more on obtaining student loans.  But is it a good idea?  When should you take a college loan to pay for you college tuition, room and board?  What are the best ways to... Read more »

Personal Savings: My Kid's College or My Retirement?

Personal Savings: My Kid's College or My Retirement?
In their middle class home, Marcus and Krisha enjoy dinner with their kids at the kitchen table, laughing about all the events of the day. Staring at them is a stack of unopened and unpaid bills they have to tackle after the couple’s finished washing the dishes and putting the kids to bed. When they’ve... Read more »
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Taking Stock - My Personal Financial Awakening

I absolutely love birthdays, New Year’s, and Easter.  These days represent more than a holiday, but an opportunity to reflect on your life and ask some meaningful questions.  Aside from celebrating Easter this past weekend, this week represents a month long reflection of my turning a year shy of 40.  On these occasions, I always... Read more »

Illinois College Prepaid Tuition Plan: Is it Worth Getting a Degree?

As a parent, do you think you are smart pre-paying your kid’s Illinois college tuition? As if maintaining your own personal finances wasn’t bad enough, our next generation of college students entering the next level of education are facing their fair share of tough times…along with their parents.  Crain’s Business reported that Illinois has THE... Read more »

Meet Tom Stanley of High Rise Investments: My Client for Season 2 of The Invested Life

Podcast Powered By Podbean How would you feel if you lost $500,000 in ONE day and later have to deal with reinventing yourself from life after bankruptcy?  Could you imagine what you would have to deal with financially, emotionally and personally?  Well, Tom Stanley persevered and did just that.  Today, he owns High Rise Investments,... Read more »
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Women and Money: Top Mommy Blogger Interviews Financial Coach

Women and Money: Top Mommy Blogger Interviews Financial Coach
Are you a woman that feels isolated, confused and powerless with money?  Would you just rather not deal with personal finances and hope that things end up “working out” in the long run?  You get headaches with piling up credit card statements, making 401(k) investment decisions at work and increasingly more frustrated while running out... Read more »

Reducing Taxes, Roth IRAs and Home-based Businesses with Sandy Botkin, CPA, Esq

Reducing Taxes, Roth IRAs and Home-based Businesses with Sandy Botkin, CPA, Esq
EXCERPT from the last show of 2010 on the Real Estate on Radio Show! You gotta hear this info and how it can improve your financial situation…totally applicable to what you do through 2011! Listen to internet radio with Money Smart Show on Blog Talk Radio Folks we welcome to the show, Mr. Sanford, or... Read more »

How Improving Personal Credit Helps a Homeowner's Retirement Plan

How Improving Personal Credit Helps a Homeowner's Retirement Plan
You hear about the “lowest mortgage interest rates since 1939” in the media, billboards and newspapers.  If you own a home, refinancing your can free up monthly cash flow to pay off consumer debt or save towards your kid’s college and retirement plan.  Why should the bank be the beneficiary of not being able to... Read more »
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