There are many options to pay for post-secondary education, such as savings, scholarships, grants, and student loans (federal and private).
When starting a new career or changing jobs, the financial benefits area consideration. Utilize the following tools to help you make informed decisions.
Post-secondary education is an investment that pays off with skilled job and career opportunities. Utilize available resources to help make informed decisions.
A common misconception with retirement is that you do not have to start thinking about it until you get older. This could not be further from the truth, as the sooner you start thinking and planning for retirement, the better off you will be.
No matter what your age or when you plan to retire, now is the time to begin saving for retirement. Saving becomes secondary when we prioritize other demands, such as marriage, buying a house, and/or raising children. Each month you delay impacts the total savings you will have when you begin retirement.
Since people are living longer than ever, retirement savings need to last longer and work harder. It is more important than ever to make smart financial decisions. There are four standard sources of retirement income, Social Security, retirement plans and/or employer sponsored pensions, investment income, and earned income from part time employment.
Attending college is a major life transition, as it may be the first time you have ever had to live on your own and make your own decisions. College will be one of the largest expenses you will have in your life, but it is an investment that will diversify you in the job market.
Student loan repayment can often seem daunting and anxiety provoking, but there are many resources you can use to navigate the repayment process. The first step is to determine what type of loans you have then determine who is the loan servicer.
"Reading aloud is one of the most important things parents and teachers can do with children. Reading aloud builds many important foundational skills, introduces vocabulary, provides a model of fluent, expressive reading, and helps children recognize what reading for pleasure is all about." According to Reading Rockets.
Are you like me and doing some winter cleaning of your closets and decluttering? If you have things you are unsure what to do with and don't want to just throw them away, think about contacting daycares, preschools, or churches to see if they could use some of the items for their play areas or to make toys/projects for their kids.