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Education Tax Credits – What You Need to Know

What You Should Know about Changes in Education Provisions in the Tax Law The IRS has several provisions for helping families offset the cost of education through education tax credits. Are you making the most of tax benefits designed to offset some of the high costs of education?  The American Opportunity Tax Credit, extended through […]

What Are My College Funding Options?

That new baby (or grandbaby) coos and smiles and melts your heart. It’s hard to imagine her all grown up and heading off to college. Before you know it, she’ll be walking across that stage getting her high school diploma and buying decorations for her dorm room. How will you pay for her college dream? […]

Our 5 Favorite Personal Finance Blogs

If you care about your money and often find yourself searching the web for advice about personal finance, budgeting, and investing, then you know it can be frustrating to search and not find what you really need. Well, after several years of Googling around and following various bloggers, these five stand out with some of […]

Teaching Your College Kid Good Spending Habits

The suitcases are packed, the dorm room decorations bought, and now it’s time to send your adult kid off to college. It’s both exciting and scary. Exciting to see the young adult your child has grown into, scary to know she is going to be living on her own without you by her side anymore. […]

9 Tips for Saving on Back-to-School Supplies and Shopping

The weather is warm and the days are long, but soon those back-to-school supply lists will come knocking on your wallet. Whether you’re buying school supplies and clothes for one child or many, it can be a big hit to the family budget. Families of K-12 students spent an average of $630 on back-to-school supplies, […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

Learning about money is important for kids, and as parents, we have an obligation to teach them good money habits. What they learn when they are young will have a tremendous impact on their financial lives as adults. Kids are very observant. They will watch how we interact with money and draw conclusions from it, but […]