Choosing The Right College: Questions For College Visits (Oct 17, 2018)

Choosing the right college is an important decision for you and your teen to make together. The college you choose can influence your teen’s career and earnings. Without careful planning, it can also affect your own finances and future.

College visits can help when choosing the right college. They allow you and your teen to get a feel for the campus, ask questions of faculty, administrators, and students, and assess value, relative to costs and available finances. SageVest Wealth Management’s financial literacy site, SageVest Kids, offers some questions for college visits to help when choosing the right college.

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Why Every Student Should Submit A FAFSA (Sep 5, 2018)

Every student should submit a Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). Family wealth is only one factor used to determine eligibility for Federal student aid via the FAFSA program. Furthermore, eligibility for state and institutional aid is also typically based on your teen’s FAFSA information. This means that even if your family’s well-off, your student should still submit a FAFSA. Our sister site, SageVest Kids, provides an overview of the FAFSA program.

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Northern Virginia Top Financial Professional Award 2018 (Aug 23, 2018)

SageVest Wealth Management is an independent, fee only financial advisor. We work with individuals, families, business owners and others, helping each of our clients to make smart financial decisions in support of their unique wealth objectives. As a fiduciary advisor, our clients know that their best interests always remain central to our recommendations.

We’re thrilled that this commitment to excellence in wealth management has again been recognized with a Northern Virginia Top Financial Professional award for 2018.

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10 Positive Ways To Talk To Kids About Money (Aug 10, 2018)

One of the earliest steps to teaching your kids about finances is talking to them about money. Whether it’s teaching your toddler about different coins, helping your tween open their first bank account, or discussing student loans and taxes with your college-age teenager, how you talk about money has a lasting effect on your child. Discussing finances positively fosters a healthy relationship towards money that will stay with your kids into adulthood and help them achieve a fulfilling and successful life through sound wealth management. SageVest Wealth Management’s sister site, SageVest Kids, discusses 10 positive ways to talk to kids about money, life, and more.

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When And How To Teach Your Kids About Investing (Jul 18, 2018)

Money’s an essential resource for life success. It’s also a broad and complex topic. If you’re a parent, committed to providing your kids with a sound financial education, teaching your child about money needs to begin early, with age-appropriate activities that foster a healthy attitude towards money, spending, and saving. Only once your child possesses a strong understanding of the financial basics should you consider introducing the principles of investing. SageVest Kids offers insights into when and how to teach your kids about investing.

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Affordable Summer Activities For Kids (Jun 12, 2018)

Summer is approaching. That means warmer weather and, for parents of school-age kids, summer expenses.

From summer camp and family vacations, to play dates and pool time, the costs associated with keeping your kids entertained during the long summer days can quickly send your family budget into disarray. SageVest Wealth Management’s sister site, SageVest Kids, offers some tips on how to keep your longer term financial goals on track, with Affordable Summer Activities For Kids.

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Inspiring Self-Esteem For Teens (May 23, 2018)

Learning to drive, getting a job, heading to college: these are just some of the new life challenges your teen will face as they become young adults. Having positive self-esteem helps empower them to act responsibly, make wise decisions, and critically evaluate problems and risk. All are important skills to learn in support of their personal, career, and wealth success in adulthood. Together with child development specialist, Jennifer Dunn, SageVest Kids offers some ideas on how to support and inspire self-esteem for teens.

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Finding The Perfect Summer Job Or Internship (May 17, 2018)

Often, a combination of schoolwork and extra-curricular activities can make it challenging for your kids to work during the school year. However, as summer approaches, now’s a perfect time for your teen and/or college student to pick up a summer job or internship opportunity. The benefits include increased confidence, greater employability, and of course, an income. SageVest Wealth Management offers some tips on finding the perfect summer job or internship, courtesy of our sister site, SageVest Kids.

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National Family Wellness Month (May 7, 2018)

May marks #National Family Wellness Month, a time to focus on health and well-being together by getting active after the long winter, eating right, and thinking positive.

As a top-ranked investment and wealth manager in the DC area, SageVest Wealth Management thinks that your family’s sense of wellbeing should also extend to your finances. A strong financial foundation fosters confidence, security, and peace of mind, supporting a healthy and happy lifestyle for you and those you care about. Here are some tips to ensure financial wellness for the whole family.

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Giving Your Kids An Allowance (Apr 17, 2018)

Giving your kids an allowance is a vital part of their financial education. It’s an early step towards financial independence, and can teach them basic budgeting, sensible saving, and wise spending.

There’s a lot to think about as a parent when giving your kids an allowance. When should you start giving your kids an allowance? How much should you give them, and how often? Should allowances be tied to chores, grades, or more? SageVest Wealth Management’s sister site, SageVest Kids, provides answers to these and other common questions that parents have about allowances for kids.

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