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
Alongside retirement planning, helping your kids in the future may be a central financial focus for your family. There are many savings options available to help you achieve this wealth goal, but which one’s right for you, your family, and your finances? SageVest Kids takes a look at 529 plans and other savings account options for your child, considering the advantages and disadvantages of college savings plans, Trusts, custodial accounts, and more, relative to your objectives and broader financial planning.Read More
When it comes to financial parenting, the jury’s still out on whether being a helicopter parent might prove beneficial or otherwise. Being too involved in your kids’ financial education can constrain your kids, making it impossible for them to learn how to make wise money decisions. Conversely, being too hands off might leave your kids without any financial framework in which to learn. SageVest Kids takes a look at financial helicopter parenting and advocates for a balanced approach towards your child’s financial learning as they grow.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
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
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
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.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
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.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