Not all college savings plans are alike and what may be good for someone else may not be good for you. We’ll cover all of the college savings accounts available to you and which may work best for your situation.
Scholarships are often a significant part of financing a child’s college education, along with financial aid, grants, and loans. Find out how college scholarships affect your taxes and if you even have to claim them on your tax return.
Financial terms don’t need to be another language. Here are six terms to increase your financial knowledge.
There are a number of different ways to save for your child's college education, but not all are created equal. Financial advisor Mike Eklund provides further detail in this "Advisor Voices" post.
Creating a budget that you stick to and prioritizing savings are two of the most important behaviors needed when building wealth. Lifestyle choices and emotional decisions, like saving for college over retirement, are two obstacles between having a healthy savings or living a leased life without savings.
Helping a friend financially could potentially put your friendship on the rocks. You can risk no repayment of your loan to having your credit ruined depending on arrangement you made with your buddy.
Providing your children with lessons in how to invest money as children will help them be more financially responsible adults. With these simple steps, a little time now can build their financial aptitude and save them thousands of dollars in the future.
You may be swept up in the throes of true love, free from worldly concerns about earnings, debt, and savings. But as unromantic as these things sound, asking your fiancé (and yourself) some important financial questions could save your marriage someday.
Paying for a child's college education while keeping your retirement and financial goals on track is no easy task. However, there are several options available to help keep your child's collegiate dreams alive without sacrificing your retirement and creating debt that you will need to dig out of.
The internet can be a vicious and, frankly, kind of frightening place. Commenters are always ready to dish out the tough love, especially when it comes to financial common sense. Surprisingly, they often have really good points.
Student loan debt will follow you no matter how old you are, unless you take action. Here are ways to get creative and the various options available to pay back that debt. Whether it's your own student debt, or the student debt being created by your college aged children, know what actions you can take to cut weight and move forward with your life debt free.
Guidevine breaks down different certifications, degrees, and designations held by financial advisors. Knowing what designations like CFP® ChFC®, CDFA® mean, how advisors obtain them and retain them are important to know when looking for the right financial professional for your investment needs and goals.
GuideVine's Summer Scoop returns for 2016! From June 1st through August 31st, watch short daily videos from financial experts answering common financial questions. By the end of the summer, you'll be a lot more confident and knowledgeable about personal finance.
Whether you are a recent college grad or a parent of one, someone is left holding the student loan baggage. There are several options to consider when determining your loan repayment strategy, from payment plans to restructuring debt. But what comes first, saving for retirement or paying down those student loans? It's time to sit down and review what the best course of action is for you.
Women in today's workforce have steadily grown to be the breadwinners in their household which creates unique financial planning challenges. Looking for a female perspective on the matter, we asked a couple of female financial planners who use GuideVine to provide their insights and experience on how women can approach their financial planning.
It’s Financial Literacy Month, so we’ve decided to take that literally, and bring to you the nine classics of financial literature. These books have been read by millions, changed lives, gotten the seal of approval from financial experts, and set their readers on the path toward financial independence, stability, and growth.
When beginning your financial planning don't be intimidated by the mechanics of of how different investment types and principles function. Start with the basics by knowing your budget, goals-based saving and investing, as well as understand the interest rates you are paying on debt.
We've reviewed the top 5 tax software programs for 2016. They may not save more money on your tax returns but they do offer a way to lower your tax preparation costs. Pricing and options range from free to more expensive. Depending on your experience and comfort level for filing your own tax return, customer support and other features also differ by the price of the tax software you may choose.
Finding and choosing the right financial advisor is an important step to building your financial future. However it can be confusing and overwhelming, from finding a good set of advisors to meet, knowing what questions to ask them and recognizing what to look for and avoid. Here are some tips from GuideVine CEO, Raghav Sharma, to simplify your search.
Funding a college education has quickly become the largest expense to pay for outside of a house. It’s time to get creative and look at multiple options to help pay for that education so you can keep your child’s educational goals and your retirement plan on track.
Getting a nice refund at tax time can be a great feeling and help fund that vacation you’ve been planning. But is giving the government a no interest the loan the right approach? Consulting a tax professional on your withholding strategy one of many things you can do to plan a better approach to taxes.
When investments sound too good to be true, they most likely are. Tread with extreme caution when you hear pitches that say: guaranteed returns, no risk or risk free or hurry before it's too late! These are all common themes of fraudsters trying to lure in their next victim.