How a Family Who Has Triplets Saves for College

Paul FennerEducation Planning

TAMMA Family

My Own Family Story My wife Theresa and I have a set of triplets and another daughter who is 22 months apart.  We started our youngest in preschool early, which meant that she had not one, but two years of preschool.  She was always trying hard to keep pace with her older set of triplet siblings.  We felt that she was … Read More

Four Tactics to Get the Most Out of the College Planning Process

Paul FennerEducation Planning

If choosing to save for your child’s future college education needs is a priority for you, it is imperative that it be included in your overall wealth management plan.  I say choose because you likely have multiple financial priorities already tugging at you such as retirement, caring for an aging parent, or health care issues of your own.  Think about … Read More

Six Last-Minute Strategies to Save for College

Paul FennerEducation Planning

Advising parents who have started saving for college a little too late can be a very difficult conversation.  Telling a student who has worked diligently over the last 3 or 4 years to get into a prestigious college or the college of their dreams that they can’t afford to go is gut-wrenching. While inflation may have seemed tame over the … Read More

The Alternative College Savings Plan

Paul FennerEducation Planning

Besides saving for retirement, saving for college is the most discussed wealth planning topic that I address when working with families.  A child born in 2018 that begins kindergarten in the fall of 2023 would attend college between the years of 2036 and 2040. If that child attended an average public in-state 4-year college and if the annual price increases … Read More

How Not to Blow It With Financial Aid

Paul FennerEducation Planning

For those soon to be college student parents out there this is a very important post specifcially for you.  Compliments of Rachel Ensign of the WSJ, Ms Engisn has put together this excellent piece regarding the ins and out of the financial aid process.  If you currently have a junior level high school child this is especially important as there are things … Read More