With springtime comes graduation season, a time when many parents and grandparents examine their educational savings strategies and take action—discussing them as a family and, in many cases, redoubling their efforts to save funds for future college-bound graduates. Although 529 college savings plans are growing in popularity, roughly 66% of investors 1 are unaware of them and their benefits. A recent study suggests that, on average, a child is seven years old when a 529 account is ... [Continue Reading]
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There’s no question that the 2020 tax season has been unlike any other with deadlines shifting, new policies being introduced, and emergency funding all unfolding over just a matter of weeks. We will continue to provide updates as frequently as necessary to keep you informed of the ever- changing landscape. Below are some of the most important pieces we’re tracking: Tax Filing Dates The IRS has delayed the filing of 2019 federal tax returns and payments with an original due date of April 1 ... [Continue Reading]
Like many parents, I want to help my children achieve success as much as possible. That success comes in many different forms – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. I want to be able to give my kids enough to help them, but not so much so that it’s detrimental. Many times it is a balancing act knowing how much to assist – while providing them with the right amount of independence. When it comes to finances, there are many teachable moments throughout a child’s life ... [Continue Reading]