Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 16, 2015 4:50 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It’s time for you to have a conversation with your children and possibly your adult grandchildren about the life lessons you’ve learned about retirement.

Monday, March 09, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It’s far more likely that your children can find a way to finance their college careers than it is to expect your children to finance your retirement.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:18 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A White House idea to end tax-free 529 benefits resulted in a 180, with passage of a House bill to expand the college savings option.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:39 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Parents worried about how they’ll pay for their kids’ college educations can rest easier. The White House has backed off a proposal to tax 529 plan earnings.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Going to college is an expensive proposition. Need-based financial aid and scholarships help, but many students and families will rely on student loans in meeting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for college expenses. I’m conflicted about President Obama’s initiative to expand the number of former students who qualify to have their student loan burden reduced.

Friday, April 25, 2014 2:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Looking at financing college for the parents this year’s freshman class.