I received this email from the College Board today. If you recently went through the college application and financial aid process with your student, it's not too late to find ways to reduce the financial impact of college for this kid or the next one(s).  While AP testing is a great way to earn college … Continue reading

Social Security: What’s your number?

One of the steps in the financial planning process for my clients is to create their account on the official Social Security website and learn what their estimated benefits are based on their reported work record.  I know they send out the annual statements, but sometimes we move, and the Social Security administration doesn't catch … Continue reading Social Security: What’s your number?

…fat, sick, and stupid.

All of my four children just rolled their eyes when they read this blog post title.  I recently learned that I have some teenage followers of my blog who are about to head off to college.  So, in this lull between finishing the college apps and the whirlwind end of senior year, I want to … Continue reading …fat, sick, and stupid.

Down but not out

As the government shutdown continues, the financial drain on the many furloughed federal employees will also continue.  I wish I had a magic wand to wave for those in the most dire straits at this point in time.  My one sage piece of advice is this: Your creditors need to know.  Call them.  Call all … Continue reading Down but not out