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They say knowledge is power -- and that seems to be especially true with student loans. As complex as they have become, it’s no surprise that there is a lot of misinformation floating around out there. And what you don’t know (or don't understand) can definitely hurt...read more
I drive a 2003 Toyota Avalon. It's got about 115k miles on it. Runs great. Definitely not the coolest car. But it's extremely inexpensive and serves its purpose well. The other day, my wife told me I should consider replacing my old car. We have three boys that are...read more
This is Part 2 in our Investing Q&A series. If you missed Part 1 from a few months ago, be sure to go back and catch up here! Otherwise, let’s dig back in -- today we’re going to focus a little more on employer-sponsored retirement plans: What is a 401k vs 403b vs...read more
Are you thinking about bailing out on PSLF? Before you sign on the dotted line, do yourself a favor and read this. So I’m talking with John. John has a big student loan balance... somewhere around $300,000. His work at a nonprofit hospital qualifies him for Public...read more
So what is “good debt”? It’s a general term for a debt used to finance something that expected to increase in value. Maybe you take out a mortgage to buy a home you expect to appreciate. Maybe you borrow student loans to help you increase lifetime earning potential....read more
Question: I’m planning to switch from the Income-Based Repayment “IBR” student loan repayment plan to Revised Pay As You Earn - “RePAYE”. How do I accomplish this without having any hangups? Well - this process varies depending on your circumstances: Scenario #1 If...read more
Starting in 2019, the University of Kentucky will begin offering the UK Saver plan (click to compare UK health insurance plans). This is a big deal because it finally gives University of Kentucky employees access to the Health Savings Account "HSA". If you're unsure...read more
Part of the job as a Financial Planner is providing investment advice. We believe it’s important to educate clients so they can have a true understanding of the reasoning behind our strategies and decisions. Not everyone has a financial background (or the time/desire...read more
Most people saving for retirement have a choice between paying taxes now or later. Pre-tax accounts avoid taxation now, but you end up paying tax on those dollars when the money comes out. Post-tax - “Roth” - accounts are taxed now, and then come out tax-free later....read more
“The Retirement Savings Contribution Credit” - never heard of it, right? This little known tax credit can provide further incentive to fund retirement plans for a segment of medical residents. Let's find out if you might qualify. What is this “Savers Credit”?The...read more
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