June 19, 2018

College Resources for Disabled Students: Best Colleges, Gov't Programs, Scholarships & Helpful Apps

This college resources guide provides "an updated, definitive list of all the government and private sector benefits for disabled college students — free or low-cost apps & relevant assistive technology (+ discounts), plus a list of available scholarships. New for 2018, we’ve added a section listing colleges specifically for students with learning disabilities."
Here’s what you’ll get in this guide:
  • 5 of our best tips for accessing college education as a person with disabilities.
  • A list of government resources for your education
  • Tips on scholarships, top schools for people with disabilities, discounts on assistive technology, and more!
College Resources for Disabled Students: Best Colleges, Gov't Programs, Scholarships & Helpful Apps

June 7, 2018

How much can you expect to spend in retirement?

"Households run by people 65 or older tend to spend about $3,800 a month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here is a look at how that spending breaks down into categories, such as housing, transportation and health care." Will you be able to live on $45,756 per year $45,756 per year?  Read the article by Dayana Yochim based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics data on the NerdWallet website: https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/lets-get-real-what-an-average-retirement-costs

Let’s Get Real: What an Average Retirement Costs

Here’s a monthly breakdown of how households headed by a retirement-age person spend money, on average, in seven major categories:
Housing: $1,322
Transportation: $567
Health care: $499
Food: $483
Personal insurance/pensions: $237
Cash contributions: $202
Entertainment: $197

June 6, 2018

Special Needs Financial Planning Guide

Parents of children with special needs have an extra responsibility to ensure care of their child when they are no longer able to be an advocate and manage finances and daily needs. Don't wait; start now to protect your loved one. Check out this useful resource written by certified financial planner Steven Millstein, available at: https://www.creditzeal.com/2018/05/special-needs-financial-planning.html

Special Needs Financial Planning: A Definitive Guide

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