Making Money . . . On Money

Compound interest is a basic financial concept with very long-reaching consequences for investors early in their accumulation phase. Find out how this important principle can affect your retirement goals, especially if you’re just starting out.

Is Your College Planning Strategy Appropriate?

As a seasoned financial advisor, I will be the first to admit that the general public has a significant amount of mistrust with the financial services industry. I attribute it to the lack of transparency by the bigwigs in the industry and the fact that certain advisors are only held to a suitability standard of […]

The Growing Weight Of Student Debt

Jeff wrote a good article last week about recent changes to federal student financial aid and some possible strategies to help finance college education.   His article addressed some things to consider in the years prior to applying for financial aid, things that may affect the amount of aid available to a student. It is […]

‘Free’ College Loans? Nope . . . You Pay!

Decisions have consequences. Some things just don’t work out the way we plan.   Who has heard of the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) plan the US government has implemented for federal student loans? The truth is: not many. More than 12 percent of student loan borrowers are defaulting, even while there are other options—such as Income-Based […]