529 · Parenting

Laundering College Expenses Through a 529

In less than two months, my oldest starts her freshman year at college.  Yikes! To put it mildly, it’s going to be different starting college during a pandemic. Most of her classes are online and a couple are “hybrid”, mixing in-person and online components. Everything after Thanksgiving is online. Like I said, it’s going to… Continue reading Laundering College Expenses Through a 529

Parenting · Personal Finances · Roth IRA

Matching your child’s Roth IRA Contributions

I first heard the phrase “Roth IRA” as a graduate student.  Jim, a fellow graduate student, and I were talking about saving and investing and he told me about his Roth IRA account.  I was 25 years-old at the time, and I remember feeling that I had missed out on some vital financial lesson.  Shortly… Continue reading Matching your child’s Roth IRA Contributions