Some of the biggest lessons your child may learn happen when they’re entering adulthood and getting ready to live independent lives. In a 2019 Pew Research study, most Americans say 22 is the ideal age for young adults to achieve financial indepen-dence. But in reality, only around one-quarter of 22-year-olds can make that claim. Between
For National College Savings Month in September, we discuss several burning issues about these popular college savings vehicles. Assets in 529 college savings plans more than doubled in ten years, topping $370 billion at the end of 2019 according to the Federal Reserve. Interest in 529 plans has grown as students and parents fret over
Are you on track to meet your goals? As you save for retirement, it helps to have an occasional “reality check”—a moment where you stand back and look at your progress. Here are two guidelines to keep in mind when you do. Look at your savings as a percentage of your household income at certain
If you’re facing unemployment or concerned about the possibility of upcoming layoffs, there are some small, proactive steps you can take now to help make this difficult time more manageable. Build Your Network. It’s estimated that over 80% of open positions are filled through networking.1 The easiest time to build your network is while you
While credit cards can be convenient and often come with useful features, it’s important to minimize debt when retirement is near. These days, having a credit card is practically a necessity, even when you are retired. It’s hard to do things like buy airline tickets, rent a car, or place an order online without one.