SageVest Kids offers an easy, step-by-step, age-appropriate curriculum to help you teach your kids about money from an early age. By the time your teen leaves for college, they’ll need to have a basic understanding of the following money management skills, to help them achieve success with their college finances and beyond.Read More
Your student’s college test results and where they study are certainly some of the key factors when it comes to your teen’s future career path, earnings potential, and standard of living later in life. The recent college admissions scandal shows just how much peer pressure can be upon parents, as well as teens, when it comes to getting into an elite school. SageVest Kids offers insights into how you can transform some of the most common types of parental peer pressure into examples of good financial parenting that supports your kids’ financial education.Read More
As your teen prepares for college and beyond, it’s important that you discuss realistic life expectations together. At this juncture of their lives, some of the most influential factors on their career and future lifestyle relate to the choices your teen makes regarding study. From the grades they achieve, to what they study and where, SageVest Wealth Management’s sister site, SageVest Kids, highlights 6 key choices that’ll impact your teen’s future income, alongside statistics to support and guide these important decisions.Read More
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.Read More
For many families, funding a college education for a child or grandchild is a key financial objective, one that SageVest Wealth Management embeds in your personalized financial planning. For example, funding a college savings plan can help offset educational costs for your student, allowing contributions to grow tax-deferred, and potentially providing you with tax relief at the state level.
Other options for funding college costs include loans, grants, and scholarships. Here’s when, where, and how your teen can find scholarships at the undergraduate or graduate level.Read More
Congratulations if your child, grandchild, or other family member is about to graduate from college! Attaining a degree is an accomplishment worthy of celebration. It’s also a time for your grad to transition into independence, learning financial and life responsibilities to achieve future success.
If you’re searching for a meaningful graduation gift to encourage lifelong wealth, SageVest Wealth Management advisors offer ten of our favorite financial gifts for college graduates.Read More
If you’re college-bound this Fall, you’ll benefit from a recent Department of Education ruling that governs certain campus debit and prepaid cards.
These cards are often marketed by colleges as an easy way for you to receive and use remaining Federal aid funds, once your tuition and other fees have been disbursed.
The new ruling, which took effect July 1, is designed to provide broader options regarding how you receive your student aid, aims to limit excessive fees, and much more.Read More
Helping your teen embark on their college experience entails a host of decisions more important than which mini fridge to purchase or what color shower caddy to choose. For parents, one of the primary decisions is how to fund the tuition bills.
Hopefully you’ve been diligent in preparing for the costs of college. There are several types of accounts you might have contributed to over the years in order to accumulate college savings. If you have balances in both custodial accounts (UGMA and UTMA) and Section 529 Plans, which should you draw upon first to begin funding your child’s higher education?Read More
Across the nation, parents are bidding a tearful goodbye as their excited teenagers head to college for the first time … or bidding on that home fitness center on eBay, as they turn their son or daughter’s room into an in-home gym before the car’s even left the driveway.
We can’t help with the emotional aspects, or with putting the workout equipment together. But when it comes to nurturing financial skills and wisdom, SageVest Wealth Management and SageVest Kids are valuable resources for you and your family. Following are a number of points we recommend discussing with your teenager, or in collaboration with one of our advisors, with a goal of launching your young adult on the road to life success as well as the road to college.Read More
Many students take a job in the summer after school lets out. If it’s your first job it gives you a chance to learn about the working world. That includes taxes we pay to support the place where we live, our state and our nation. Here are eight things that students who take a summer job should know about taxes.
This information regarding tax tips for students who take a summer job was recently released by the IRS. Please feel free to pass it on to anyone who may benefit from this useful advice. Please visit www.IRS.gov for more about tax rules for students, or click on the links below.Read More