This category addresses various matters dealing with planning, funding, and surviving college.

March 19, 2019
Where Do I Invest My Money for the Maximum College Savings

6 of the Most Popular Investment Options for College Savings

If you’re ready to start saving for your children’s higher education expenses, then you may be wondering where you should put your money in order to receive the best benefit. Thankfully, you have a myriad of investment options for college savings. Let’s look at the most popular.
March 12, 2019
when to start saving for college early

When Should I Start Saving for College?

As a father of three, I’ve often asked myself, “When should I start saving for my kids’ college educations?”. With dollars flying out faster than they’re coming in, where do I find the extra income in my budget… especially when life just happens? However, I feel like I have to start making plans! My kids are rapidly approaching their college years, with my oldest just four years away from beginning her higher education journey. Coincidentally, my kids will be in college for at least 12 consecutive years! So obviously, the sooner I start saving for my kids’ college educations, the better. Yet, before I start saving for college, there are a few things I need to first… and so do you.
January 4, 2019
top business games to learn business principles

Our Top Business Games… Learn Business the Fun Way!

Maybe it’s because I’m a business owner myself or maybe it’s because I like giving my kids every opportunity in the world, but I don’t want my children to learn business ownership skills the hard way. That is why I have created my list of top business games. I want to equip them now with some of the basics of business in case they want to open their own company in the future and one simple (and fun) way to learn is through play. So, turn off the TV, grab a game, and make some family memories that will help them in the future.
October 10, 2018
529 Savings Plans for College

529 Savings Plans for College: 10 Advantages to You

According to the College Board a 2018 study, named The Trends In College Pricing, by the year 2024, the average sticker price of a public education in a state college is expected to move up to $34,000 per year. For private schools that number is estimated to be around $76,000 a year. Let’s face it, college is getting ridiculously expensive and if you have little ones at home that you expect to help pay for their college, then you need to know how to set aside money for that. 529 savings plans are a particular investment vehicle allowing you to save or put away money specifically for education TAX-FREE!! Yes, you read that right, tax-free. Now, let’s consider what you may or may not know about 529 plans.
May 3, 2018
Financial Games for Kids

9 Financial Games for Kids That Teach Monetary Principles

As parents, we want to make sure that we have provided our children with every possible advantage in this life. Knowing that we have prepared them to succeed as adults is the ultimate peace of mind. However, finding effective ways to teach many of the necessary life skills can be challenging and it’s even more difficult to teach them in a way that is both engaging and fun. Nowhere is this more true than when we are trying to teach our kids one of the most important lessons they will ever learn: finances. That’s why our team at Financially Simple has put together a list of our favorite financial games. These games will expose your children to the rules they will encounter during banking and managing money as they grow up. The best part, when playing these games, is that they can take financial risks without being penalized. Now is a […]
December 7, 2017

Should You Use a ROTH IRA to Fund Your Child’s College Education?

Today’s question of the day is: “Justin, I read your blog post about options of where to fund your child’s college education for maximum savings. You mentioned a Roth IRA, so how exactly do I do that?”