Your money. Your life. Your voice.
Clearly spring has sprung. You may be paying someone to mow your yard every weekend and you may be paying someone else to update your landscaping by mulching and planting. And you may be watching the money go out of your wallet just as quickly as it came in. Not fun, huh?
For many young people, one of the most exciting times of their lives is just around the corner – college graduation. What kind of financial advice (besides - get a job) can parents offer at this time when most people are truly starting out on their own? I have three pieces of financial wisdom for all those parents out there.
Few things in modern life are as necessary – and as financially draining – as transportation. Buying a vehicle, insuring it, fueling it, maintaining it – “it” adds up. But every expense is an opportunity to look for savings, and there are ways to shave dollars without running into a ditch.
Here’s an eye-opening stat for you. The average four-year college education at a public university costs approximately $20,000 per year. You didn’t read that incorrectly. I didn’t type in too many zeros. College is expensive and there’s no other way to slice it.