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It’s not abnormal for borrowers to feel they are in a different spot financially since March of 2020. The pandemic brought about rising wages and allowed many Americans to stockpile cash.
Each company’s plan will differ from others. It’s important to talk with a financial advisor to help advise what the best option is, how much to contribute, and what investments you should use.
Millennials have traded in their flip phones for smartphones and DVDs and CDs for streaming. They’ve lived through world-altering events like 9/11, the 2008 financial crash, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. These technological changes and economic events have made millennials more adaptable to change and altered their thoughts about money and the future.
Many young adults face the challenge of moving from their "starter" home to the next home. Buying, selling, and moving between homes is no small task.
If there must be a positive aspect to higher inflation, increased contribution limits and income thresholds for retirement account contributions are just that.
Forgiveness can come in one of two forms. Borrowers that made payments during the pandemic forbearance period are eligible for a dollar-for-dollar refund, up to the $10,000 limit.
The important concept is establishing habits that will set you up for financial success moving forward. So let’s focus on some simple strategies that will help you get started on the right track.
Some (not all) contributions to your 529 account need to be reported on your tax return, along with some (not all) distributions made from your 529. That's not confusing at all, right?
To determine home equity, a homeowner first needs to know the home's current value. All lenders will require a home appraisal with costs normally paid by the homeowner.
Goal-setting is a never-ending process. As your finances change, so will your goals. Time is of the essence. Defining goals early on can provide flexibility to adapt to life’s changes rather than accept the reality of a situation.
The most apparent change to the household of a newly minted stay-at-home parent is the loss of income. How do you navigate those problems and others?
Every investment account falls into one of three buckets: tax now, tax later, and tax never. Tax diversification is an important piece to “afford” flexibility.