Navigating the college application process can be stressful enough for students and their families without the added pressure of “How do I pay for college?”
As the mother of a six-month-old daughter and an estate planning attorney, planning for the possibility you might die, become disabled or incompetent is a topic near to my heart. It’s also one I often get questions about from people who have, or are expecting, children.
Are you someone who works hard, gets paid, pays bills and then wonders where all your hard earned money has gone? Here are a few money management tips from the Home Repair Resource Center:
Money Move 1: Establish a cash reserve. You set the amount; it can be $50 or $500. This is to be used only for emergencies. If you don’t have a lump sum to start with, save small amounts until you do.
Money . . . it can provide opportunities and it can be the source of much worry. How can you reduce the stress you feel about money? One approach is to do some thoughtful planning.When is the last time you made a list of your goals and dreams and made a plan for achieving them? Taking this step might feel big and scary, but the process really is energizing and exciting. Developing a plan can enable you to provide for your loved ones while helping to create security for your own retirement.