Higher education is expensive—frighteningly expensive. For most parents, providing for their children’s college education is second only to retirement as their largest investment goal. But even with diligent saving, the first tuition bill may be shocking, so you may want … Read more
I love watching my toddler learn. It’s truly rewarding (and often hilarious) to observe his determination when he’s solving a new problem. How do I put these batteries back in the TV remote? How can I get those animal crackers … Read more
As you move toward any investing goal, including college, it’s important to have the appropriate mix of assets and risk level during each stage you go through.
I’m in the earliest stage myself, saving for my son, who’s about to … Read more
I often get the question “Can I use a Roth IRA to invest for college?” While the answer is “yes,” the real question is whether you should. The comparison is typically drawn between 529 college savings plans and a Roth … Read more
It seems that not a day goes by that I don’t see a headline about the soaring costs of college or the crippling debt facing many students upon earning their degree. My thoughts immediately go to my sister and brother-and-law, … Read more
I recently overheard a remarkably in-depth discussion between two moms who were debating the features of several fairly expensive baby strollers. As the mom of two children, a toddler and an infant, I’ll sheepishly admit that I spent a ridiculous … Read more