Personal Finance

Help with taxes, saving for college and other financial planning issues.

Taxes

College

  • Why the right college really matters

    A recent study from the St. Louis Fed shows that getting into a good school leads to higher graduation rates and, more importantly, higher incomes in the long term.
  • How pre-paid college tuition plans work

    One option you may consider to fund your kids' education is to pay their tuition in advance. Many programs even promise your money will grow to meet costs down the road.
  • What a ‘no loan’ college really means

    A school with a no-loan financial-aid policy sounds great, but that doesn’t mean it’s no-cost. Here’s what you and your kids need to know before you start applying.
  • Giving the gift of a college education

    Instead of presents for your kids, you and your relatives may consider putting money into a college savings account. Here’s how to sell it to both the givers and receivers.

Financial Planning

  • 7 simple investing resolutions

    If you're looking to start fresh in the new year, these seven resolutions can guide your investing strategy in the right direction needed to make clear choices.
  • U.S. markets may still be the best choice

    Diversification is essential to any portfolio, but as U.S. stocks continue to outpace global markets, you may want to let a little ‘home bias’ influence your investing strategy.
  • 2020 may be a good year for homebuyers

    Mortgage rates are expected to stay low this year, which could make it easier for renters to afford owning their own homes as builders shift toward more entry-level properties.
  • Why the right college really matters

    A recent study from the St. Louis Fed shows that getting into a good school leads to higher graduation rates and, more importantly, higher incomes in the long term.