Taking On Your Debt
The average American is swimming in debt, from student loans to credit cards, mortgages, and so on.
David Lerner Associates : The College Debt Dilemma - Avoid Debt In the First Place
Many families depend on student loans in order to send their children to college. A better option for many students and families is to try to avoid student loan debt in the first place.
David Lerner Associates: Steps for Paying off Your Student Loans
Many young adults have voiced complaints about the burden of their student loan debt. The average amount of money owed on student loans is now $25,000.
David Lerner Associates: Defining Qualified Education Expenses
The term "qualified education expenses" is utilized frequently in education circles, but it can mean numerous things depending upon the context. Find out more using this table.
David Lerner Associates: Determining net worth
The initial step in the financial planning procedure must be to determine your net worth. Once you figure out your net worth, you will begin mapping out your financial future.
David Lerner Associates: The Rising Cost of College
Each year the College Board releases its Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid, a report that shows college expenses and trends in financial aid. The report shows costs are rising in 2014/2015.
David Lerner Associates: Raising Capital for Your Business
Every entrepreneur knows that adequate financing is vital to the success of a business. Failure to acquire adequate funding often determines whether a business can get off the ground, not to mention whether it can sustain itself into the future
David Lerner Associates: Switching Professions? Take Your 401(k) and Roll It
Sometimes, you have no alternative - you need to use the funds. If so, try to minimize the tax impact. For example, if you have nontaxable after-tax contributions in your account, keep in mind that you can roll over just the taxable portion of your distribution and keep the nontaxable portion for yourself.
David Lerner Associates: Loans are a Primary Financing Sources for a Business
There are many sources of financing available to a business owner. Consider all options carefully before making any decisions. The following list of loan sources should provide some ideas.
Financial Aid Considerations for Graduate School
There are a few differences between financial aid options for attending graduate school and aid programs for studying at an undergraduate college
David Lerner Associates: Repaying Student Loans
For those students graduating in June there is a new and exciting life ahead. One of the responsibilities that many graduates face is repaying their student loans.
David Lerner Associates: How Interest Rate Hikes Affect Your Financial Well-Being
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Federal Reserve announced an interest rate increase - from zero percent to .25 percent immediately with more increases to come in 2016. That quarter percent might seem insignificant, but it is going to impact your finances.
David Lerner Associates: How to Retire Wealthy [INFOGRAPHIC]
If you're under 40, your most valuable asset isn't youthful vigor or a full head of hair. It's time. Retirement is decades away, and contributions to a 401(k) or other retirement plan will have years to compound and grow. Even a modest contribution now will mean a lot more than a larger contribution when you're in your forties and fifties.
College Savings and Loans
According to a survey by Sallie Mae, families are under increasing pressure to take out loans to finance college. Saving for college seems like the best alternative, but there are some misconceptions about the process.
American Teen Views on Student Loans and College Education
The student loan debt level in America has skyrocketed over the last decade. Before a family commits to the burden of a student loan, perhaps they should talk to their kids - a recent survey of American teens revealed that only 11% plan to take out a student loan.
Money Management Course Most Useful for Young Adults
Students often complain that they won't use what they study in school later in life. One course young adults 18 - 24 say they feel would be most useful is money management, according to a new survey from the National Financial Educators Council.
Tips for Saving for College
Before you know it, that sweet little baby of yours will be all grown up and graduating high school. Time flies and in the blink of an eye college preparations will be upon you. Unless you plan ahead, it's all too likely that you will be part of the majority of American families who do not have a college savings plan in place.
Financial Lessons for College Students
Almost 2 million students are expected to graduate this year, and according to some reports they'll be entering a very positive job market. Along with many other freedoms graduates will experience once they end their school career, they will also have to manage their own finances, probably for the first time.
Tips for Lending Money
There's an old saying, "If you want to get rid of your enemies, just lend them some money, and you'll never hear from them again." We've all had a situation where a friend or family member is in need, and we've all been asked for some help.
3 Debts to Pay Off Before Retirement
Heading into your golden years one is likely to consider your financial landscape and take a look at prioritizing which debts to focus on before you retire.
Finance Tips for New College Grads
Graduating college is a momentous life event that should be celebrated. It marks the end of a chapter, and the beginning of many new ones. It also marks the entry of many young adults into the workforce and new opportunities.