Make the most of College Financial Aid

The net price of higher education will depend on the amount of financial aid that’s received. The greater the financial aid, the lower the net cost of college.  In order to obtain financial aid, a key step is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student...

Planning for Today’s Pensions

Some observers have commented that few private sector workers can look forward to pensions after retirement. The traditional pension, a lifelong stream of income to a retiree and perhaps a surviving spouse, is becoming a rarity for those who are not long-term...

Disaster Planning Versus Succession Planning

Business owners should have an exit strategy: a plan for the time when they’re either unwilling or unable to keep running their company. Often, that planning can include a current disaster plan for relatively young business owners and a future long term succession...

Fun and Games…and Taxes

As 2016 began, people were lining up to buy tickets for the Powerball lottery, which eventually reached a total prize of $1.58 billion. Many states have lotteries, and countless participants win prizes, albeit usually much smaller than the Powerball jackpot. Are such...