Will you live to be 100? Will your life insurance live to be 100? Those are not idle questions. Many people who have paid for whole life and universal life policies for many years are finding that even if they are current on all their payments, the policies will “end” or “endow” at age 95..
Ready, set, borrow! The annual race to score money to pay for college starts October 1, when the new FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) becomes available for the 2019-2020 school year. And since much of the money is given out on a first-come, first-served basis, it pays to get going right away. After..
More than a year has passed since the massive data breach at Equifax that put highly sensitive information about 148 million Americans at risk. It sent many people scrambling to “freeze” their credit reports or place fraud alerts and subscribe to credit monitoring services. No major criminal use of that data has been reported in..
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Last week I wrote about the importance of having a family discussion about the realities of college costs. The time to do that is when your child starts high school. That’s when you can set realistic expectations about the costs of college, the impact on the family’s finances, and what children can reasonably expect in..
Now that students are back in school, it’s time for parents (and grandparents) to take a breath and gain some perspective on the costs and benefits of a college education. Yes, college will pay off in the long run. But you may be doing yourselves and your children a disservice with magical thinking about how..