In the past few weeks, our children’s lives have been turned upside down. From school closings, performance and sport cancellations, postponed traditions such as prom and graduation, to no more playdates, the way our kids interact with the world is evolving minute by minute. However, in the midst of these social losses, there’s an abundance of opportunities for children to give to and help people and organizations in need, nationally and within their local community.Read More
The holiday season and year’s end motivate many people to give charitably, whether by donating money to a specific cause, volunteering at a local food bank, or providing gifts to families in need, as examples. However, teaching your children the meaning behind giving, and instilling philanthropy as a family value can be done throughout the year. We offer suggestions on how to go about teaching charitable giving to your youngsters and teens.Read More
As if financial decisions aren’t challenging enough during lifetime, they can sometimes grow even more complicated at death. This is particularly true when relationships emerge later in life and if you’re part of a blended family. Estate planning for blended families is complicated, but it’s not insurmountable. Here’s where to begin and what you need to know.Read More
As the end of summer nears, it’s time to start thinking of heading back to school – and that means back-to-school shopping! School shopping provides an excellent opportunity to expand your kids’ financial education with real-world examples of careful budgeting, sensible spending, and much more. SageVest Kids shows parents how to use school shopping to help further your kids’ financial education.Read More
A recent survey found that Americans overwhelmingly consider family as the biggest source of meaning and fulfilment in their lives . Today’s modern family is often a blended one, typically as a result of divorce, death, or relationships later in life. It’s wonderful to see families unite. However, when two families merge, so too must their value systems, traditions, parenting approaches, finances, and more. SageVest Wealth Management considers financial planning for blended families.Read More
SageVest Wealth Management is a top-ranked, fee-only financial advisory firm with a family focus. Our financial literacy site, SageVest Kids, offers parents a wealth of resources to teach kids about money, including financial activities by age.
As the holiday season approaches, if you’re looking for something more, consider giving your kids the gift of financial education and entertainment, with one of these fun financial board games for kids, tweens, and teens.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
If you’re ‘sandwiched’ between raising children and looking after aging parents, then you’re officially a member of the Sandwich Generation. Roughly half of people in their 40s to 60s face the challenge of supporting themselves, their children, and older relatives.
As families delay having children, and more grandparents live longer, the Sandwich Generation is predicted to continue expanding. SageVest Wealth Management offers some useful strategies to help you balance personal and financial considerations during this challenging phase of life.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More