Countdown To College

Most parents want to give their children the best opportunity for success, and getting into the right college may help open doors. A recent study found that individuals with a Bachelor’s degree or better accounted for 34% of all workers in America — and 53% of all earnings. Unfortunately, being accepted...

4 Really Good Reasons To Invest

By Keith Borgfeldt – Forty-eight percent of Americans do not own any stocks or stock-related investments, such as mutual funds, according to a recent Gallup poll. In fact, according to this poll, more Americans own a cat than own stock. Individuals may cite different reasons for not investing, but with...

Make the Tax Code Work for You

By Keith Borgfeldt – This month, over 150 million taxpayers are dutifully filing their federal income tax returns. And all of them are making decisions about deductions and credits – whether they know it or not. When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax...

How Will Health Care Affect My Retirement?

By Keith Borgfeldt – American workers are split about 50/50 when asked if they are confident they will have enough money to pay for medical expenses in retirement. In a 2015 survey, 42% of all workers reported they were “not too” or “not at all” confident they would have enough money to pay for...

Put It in a Letter

By Keith Borgfeldt – Actor Lee Marvin once said, “As soon as people see my face on a movie screen, they know two things: first, I’m not going to get the girl, and second, I’ll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over.” Most people don’t spend too much time thinking about their own...

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

By Keith Borgfeldt – The United States Department of Agriculture estimates a middle-income family with a child born in 2015 can expect to spend about $275,000 to raise that child to the age of 17. That is roughly equal to the median value of a new home in the U.S. And if you have already traded that...

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