As the father of a newborn, saving for college is now a major financial goal for my household. After years of helping clients tackle the following questions, I’m doing it for my own family. There’s a lot to consider including: Projecting the potential cost of college education Determining how much to save Helping to decide […]
A while ago I came across a headline that read “Eight Year Car Loans”. What? Ok, I thought I’ve seen it all when it comes to getting someone to buy a car, but this one seemed almost impossible. Is it part of a fake news site, or a scam? I did some digging: sure enough, […]
New year, new budget! The holidays are over, 2017 has arrived, and we’ve begun a new year to meet your financial goals. Don’t let unexpected expenses derail your 2017 plans. The start of a new year is the perfect time to clear off your kitchen table and take an in-depth view at your overall financial […]
For most Americans, 401k plans, qualified plans or defined contribution plans are the most popular savings vehicles for retirement. With most private companies doing away with pension plans and the uncertainty of Social Security, individuals need…
We’re pleased to introduce Chrissy Canapari’s first blog submission! Chrissy has been with the firm since 2003 and will be a frequent contributor to the StrategicPoint Blog. To learn more about Chrissy, visit her Bio. To subscribe to Chriss…
TV Interview: Megan Logee with Frank Coletta from WJAR/Channel 10: Are Your Children Financially Prepared for What Comes After High School?December 2, 2016 12:48 pm
Building on her most recent blog, Megan Logee spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta about some actions we can take to financially prepare our children for adulthood.
In 2014, Rhode Island adopted the CEE’s National Standards for Financial Literacy as Rhode Island’s first ever statewide standards. While Rhode Island has taken steps towards improving financial literacy in our schools, there is still a large disconnect between where we are and where we need to be in ensuring our children are adequately prepared for […]
Building on his August 10th blog, Derek Amey spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta about money management questions that can affect your career path.
I recently attended a going-away party for a family who is relocating to Florida—new job, new home, new state. Amidst all the excitement and well wishes, it started to dawn on me: a lot of people are switching jobs lately, including many of my clients, family, and friends. Nearly 10 years after the Great Recession, […]
There are many ways to save for your child or grandchild’s college education. I have found the 529 educational savings plan to be a great starting point for someone wanting to fund a future college expense. Read on for some useful tips and considerations concerning these plans. What is a 529 Educational Savings Plan? The […]