Every penny definitely counts, especially when it comes to college expenses (our own or our children’s!). You’ve heard from me before about the government’s three month delay in opening the 2024 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The form is finally live, but on Jan. 30th the U.S. Department of Education announced another delay;…

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My dad has a wonderful saying that your “sphere of concern and your sphere of influence” should be the same size. When outside forces knock you off track or sideline you with fear, uncertainty or worry, it helps to control the controllable factors in your life. Worried about the market? A consistent dollar cost averaging…

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Morningstar publishes an annual “Mind the Gap” study to show the difference between the returns delivered by all funds and ETFs versus the returns actually realized to investors’ accounts. So, for the 10 years ending Dec. 31, 2022, all funds put together (large cap funds, small cap funds, international funds, etc.) had an average return…

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