financial planning for children

Budgeting for Baby

Expecting a new arrival? Learn how to budget for your growing family, including child care, insurance, and parental leave. Starting a family is truly one of life’s most fulfilling experiences. Unfortunately, it can also be among the most expensive. Many parents could spend more than $200,000 during a child’s first 18 years. As you consider your growing family’s fiscal needs, …

Women, Wealth, and Legacy Planning

Whether nurturing the values of children, fulfilling charitable goals, or making investment decisions that affect their own as well as their beneficiaries’ financial security, women play a central role in establishing and preserving family wealth. Consider these statistics:1   Women now control more than half of the investment wealth in the United States. 48% of estates worth more than $5 …

Estate Planning for Those Living in Blended Families

Today majority of blended families live together peacefully without any issues. However, what if one spouse dies suddenly? How are the biological children of the deceased spouse placed in terms of inheritance? It is particularly important for blended families to discuss matters related to estate planning beforehand. Here are a few points that could help with estate planning for blended …

Talking with your Adult Children about Inheritance

Uninformed heirs often make poor financial decisions with the assets left to them, leading to unnecessary taxes, pointless attorney fees, overspending, family disputes and much, much more. Generational wealth planning can keep your hard earned money in your family where it belongs and keep your parental wishes intact. Recommendations to prepare your children for financial responsibility: 1. Establish a well …