For Single Moms: Juggling College Costs and Retirement Savings

A quick tip from Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

The cost of college has risen exponentially over the past few decades. If you’re a single mom, it may seem impossible to save for both college and retirement. When it comes to which matters most, put yourself first. Why? Because there are plenty of options to help get your kids to college, but there aren’t loans or scholarships to help you retire securely.  Continue reading

Tips to Save for Emergencies and Your Future

If you feel like you could do more to improve your saving and investing habits, or don’t know how to get started, here are some tips that can help. Financial experts agree that there are two important things to focus on: start and contribute regularly to an emergency fund, and contribute at least 10% of your paycheck to a retirement account.

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It’s a Money Thing: Boost Your Retirement Savings

Think back to your most recent savings goal. How long did you have to save in order to reach it? Was it a concert ticket or some new shoes that took a few weeks of budgeting? Was it a big-ticket item like a new computer or a summer vacation that took a year or two of planning in advance? Perhaps you’re currently saving for an even more ambitious goal: a car, a wedding, a down payment on a home? Although savings goals vary from person to person and range in size and scope, it’s likely that your longest-term savings goal will be your retirement.

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