Posts Tagged ‘College’


Why I Asked My Daughter to Give Me a Power of Attorney

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Recently my daughter turned 18.  In Connecticut this is considered the age of majority.  In other words, she can make her own decisions.  Well, that’s what the law says.  However, she’s still living under my roof, so, well, she’s got to deal with me.  It’s probably more accurate to say however, that I have to deal with her.

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When to Borrow Against Your 401(k) Plan

While you don’t necessarily want to borrow against your 401(k) plan, there might be some situations when you would consider it.

401(k) Plan Loans

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) allows employers to allow employees to borrow against their 401(k) plan. For an employee to borrow against his 401(k) plan this loan provision must in the plan document. The maximum that can be borrowed is one-half the account value, not to exceed $50,000.  The employee must … Continue reading »


3 Reasons to Fund a 529 College Savings Plan

 

1) College is Expensive

According to the College Board the average tuition for a 4 year private education is $39,518 per year.  The average cost of a 4 year in- state public education is $17,860.  Either way, it’s a lot of money.


How (And When) to File a Federal Gift Tax Return

Form 709, is required to be filed if a gift is made to someone for more than $13,000 in one year.  Gifts between spouses are not required to file.  Gifts can be made to an unlimited number of people in a year provided they are below the $13,000 per person annual exclusion.


How to Plan for College Using The 529 Plan

Next to saving for retirement, your biggest financial challenge is probably saving for your child’s college education.  College costs have skyrocketed!  People wonder how they will afford the cost of a college education in the future.  A 529 College Savings Plan is a very simple way to save money for your child’s college education.  The benefits are tremendous. Here are some highlights of the plan:


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