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5 Personal Finance Milestones for Your 40s

Competing priorities for your time and money is always at the forefront no matter your age but it’s especially evident in your 40s. With so many to-dos, you might find yourself wondering where to focus and what should be at the top of the list. This post includes the top five personal finance milestones to hit in your 40s to keep you on track for a great financial future. Get in a Stride With Your Income In your 40s, you most likely have a respectable decade or two behind you in your work and you are at an established point in your career. Unless you’ve changed career paths, you may be in a comfortable place with your income. It’s great if you don’t have to worry about where your next check is coming from or how you will pay bills. If you live paycheck to paycheck, take a hard look…

Insurance Protection for College Students

Term life insurance likely isn’t on the radar for college students. They are focused on hanging out with friends, finding an internship and keeping up with social media. After all, they’re young and healthy and any vague thought about an untimely death is scary business and best avoided. Financial experts, on the other hand, advise that term life insurance for college students is extremely important to at least these categories: Students whose parents have co-signed a student loan. Students with a family or financial obligations like a mortgage or other debt. Students with dependent families. The High Cost of Education Consider, first, that college education is a huge investment that may require a student loan. Check out these average costs of tuition and fees for the 2017-18 school year: private colleges – $34,740; state residents at public colleges – $9,970; out-of-state residents attending public universities – $25,620. Multiply those dollars by…

Thank You for a Great Year

Thank you for following the SelectQuote blog this year. The goal is to provide you with informative, educational content to help you understand and make the most of your personal finances. As we turn to 2018, we’d love to hear from you about what you’d like to read about in the new year. Share your thoughts in the comments and maybe your idea will be turned into a blog post. Looking forward to a happy and prosperous 2018! ###

5 Tips for Funding Your Children’s College Education

Whether you’ll be footing the bill in eight years or 18 years from now, here are five tips for funding your children’s college education. Depending on how old your kids are, that first college tuition bill may seem like a long way off. But given how much tuition prices increase on an annual basis, you’ll need to have well over $100,000 in the bank just to send one child to a four-year public college within the next 18 years – to say nothing of a private institution. If you have more than one child, then you can double, triple, or quadruple that number. And if grad school is in the cards…well, you get the picture. Panicking yet? You don’t have to. Here are five great ways to maximize your children’s college fund. Start Early It’s never too early to start saving for your children’s college education. You can even start…

Adult Education: 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Stop Learning

After spending the first 20 plus years of our lives in a classroom, the idea of going back to school as an adult can hold very little appeal – especially for those of us with demanding jobs and families to support. Contrary to what you may believe, however, continuing your education can be beneficial not only to your career but to your mental health and family life. And given the explosion of online courses and educational technology in recent years, learning has never been easier or more accessible. Here are five great reasons to continue your education no matter how old you are. You’ll Stay Sharp Not only does challenging your brain make you smarter, it helps fight off dementia and other types of brain deterioration. And by regularly exposing yourself to new ideas, you’ll rekindle your imagination and creativity. Don’t be surprised if your mood improves, too. You’ll Broaden Your…