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Why Education Planning Matters

Our team offers full-service education planning as part of our comprehensive financial planning service. Education costs are often an important goal and large expense for individuals and families, and our team is equipped to provide you strategies to effectively plan and save for those goals. We are excited to be able to offer this service to you.

What is Education Planning?

Education planning is coming up with a strategy for how to fund education costs for yourself or your family in a way that makes sense given your current situation and your goals. There are multiple ways to plan and save for education costs that each provide unique benefits, and we will help you figure out which of those options suits you best.

Why is Education Planning Important?

Funding education for yourself or your family members is an important goal for many people, and with the rising costs of post-secondary education relative to increases in earnings, having a solid plan is becoming increasingly more important. There are many ways to save for and save on the cost of education, and we are here to help you find an option that will fit your goal.

Who is Education Planning For?

Education planning is for anyone whose goal is to fund the education of themselves or others. Whether your goal is to fully self-fund, utilize loans, or a mix of the two, there are a lot of different options to consider. This goal is important to many people, and it is important to us to help figure out a strategy for you to reach this goal effectively.

What Kind of Opportunities Might Be Identified?

There are a number of opportunities we can use to fund your education goals, like state pre-paid plans, 529 plans, Coverdells, savings bonds, various tax credits, and different student loan programs and grants. Each of these options provides unique benefits for you in achieving your goal. There are also gifting strategies that can be used for education funding that create benefits for you if you plan to fund the education of someone else. Our team will help you decide which options are best suited to your goals and your current and expected future circumstances.

What Do We Need From You?

To create an education funding strategy, we will need information on what your goal is including where you or your family member would like to attend school and for how long. From there we will be able to do projections to determine what your cost will be and create a plan that will help cover those costs.

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