5 Ways Grandparents Can Avoid Hurting Financial Aid Chances

It’s always wonderful when grandparents can help with college costs, but they have to be careful to avoid hurting their grandchildren’s chances for financial aid.

Here are five things that grandparents (or other relatives and friends) should be aware of when helping to pay for college.

Passing On Your Financial Values to the Next Generation

As you may already know, the Baby Boom generation will pass $30 trillion on to the next generation. This financial legacy carries with it the expectation that the assets will be used in a manner that reflects the values of the givers.  Baby boomers, like other generations, have a broad range of beliefs and attitudes about money that are demonstrated in the way they spend and save it.  

Eight Tips for Beginning Investors

Beginning Investors' Piggy BankOne of the best ways to become financially secure in retirement is to develop solid financial habits early in life.

Appreciating the need to begin investing at the start of a career is critical, as is making sure debt doesn’t get out of control.

Here are eight things that young Americans can do to increase their chances of a secure retirement.

An Important Factor in Cutting College Costs

Graduation studentsWhen parents save for college, they assume that they will need to cover four years of expenses to pay for a bachelor’s degree.

However, statistics show that most college students take longer than the traditional eight semesters to graduate.

Here are the latest graduation rates from the U.S. Department of Education: