Good Financial Reads: The Self-Driving Financial System, Become a Better Parent & Investor, and More

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October 14, 2016



Following along with the blogs of financial advisors is a great way to access valuable, educational information about finance — and it doesn’t cost you a thing! Our financial planners love to share their knowledge and help everyone regardless of age or assets.

Catch up on some of the latest posts with this week's roundup:


The Self-Driving Financial System

by Matt Becker, Mom and Dad Money

We talk a lot about budgeting, saving, investing, and all the other things that go into a good financial plan, but we rarely talk about how to actually put it all in place.

In other words, how do you set up a system that sends money to the right places and keeps everything organized without you losing your mind or having to quit your job just to keep track of it all?

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7 Ways to Become a Better Parent and Investor

by Cathy Derus, Brightwater Financial

Now that we have two kids, the stakes are a little higher in the parenting department. Lately, I’ve been reading the book Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. While feeding our newborn son at 2am or trying to fall back to sleep, I started thinking about how parenting advice also applies to investing.

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10 Things You Must Know About Handling Student Loan Debt

by Jason Hamilton, KIS Financial Planning

There are two different types of federal student loan debt forgiveness. The first one is income driven. With the income-driven plans, your loans are forgiven after either 20 or 25 years depending on the type of loan.

The second type of federal student loan debt forgiveness plan is Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). With this plan, while working in government and/or non-profits you have to make 120 "qualifying" payments with one payment qualifying per month.

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Last Minute Tips For Monday’s Tax Return Extension Deadline

by Brian Thompson, Brian Thompson Financial

The deadline is here!

Monday October 17th, 2016 is the last day for the millions of people that filed an extension last April to complete their 2015 tax return (with the exception of certain victims of Hurricane Matthew who now have until March 15, 2017).

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