Tag Archives: education

Every kid wants to sport the latest supplies while walking the halls in style. School supplies aren’t cheap! The back-to-school shopping season is second only to the winter holidays. Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about how to save when shopping for back to school: 1. Set a Budget – Start with a […]

Can’t afford the fancy college of your child’s dreams? When it happens in the comedy The House, parents Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler start an underground casino in their basement. Financial professional Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about options for parents finding themselves in this all-too-real situation: 1. Start Saving Early – A lot […]

New changes are coming to Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2016. For the first time ever, families can apply for federal student aid beginning October 1. That’s three months earlier than ever before. In the past, early applications had been accepted starting in January. Financial professional, Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s NBC WTMJ-4 about the changes […]

Parents are busy during back-to-school season, stocking up on backpacks, pencils and other supplies. Financial professional Mike Williams talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about 5 tips on how to shake things up and keep costs down this year: Click here for a back-to-school budget worksheet.

Parents may not realize it, but their debt is impacting their kids’ behavior and well-being. But, not all debt is created equal! A new study shows unsecured debt, like credit card balances, payday loans and medical bills, are linked to more behavioral problems, while home mortgage and education debt are linked to fewer problems. In […]

Tony Drake, CFP® talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about how 20-somethings can spend wisely and save money. Watch the video below! Forgetting to establish a credit history. Click here to find your free credit report. Taking out too many high interest credit cards Going for a graduate degree. Click here to read more about how to […]

Why do couples fight? Most often, it’s about money. Financial professional Nick Foulks talks with Milwaukee’s FOX6 about the most common arguments for parents and expecting couples. — Moms going back to work (30%) — Saving for kids’ education (20%) — Cost of toys and entertainment (16%) — Cost of childcare (14%) Click here for […]

The majority of families got an “F” when it comes to knowledge about 529 college savings plans. About two-thirds of people answered wrong when they were asked what a 529 plan is. Financial professional Tony Drake, CFP® talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about what 529 college savings plans are, and how parents can use them to […]

Back-to-school shopping is getting more and more expensive! The average family plans to spend $630 this year. In the video below, financial professional Nick Foulks talked with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about 5 ways parents can use back-to-school shopping as a teaching tool: Click here for a back-to-school budget worksheet. Click here for an interest rate calculator.

Relief is on the horizon for college students and their families. Interest rates on federal student loans will go down on July 1st. Certified Financial Planner Tony Drake talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about 4 things borrowers should consider before taking out loans. Click here for a student loan calculator. Click here for a link to […]

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