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BALANCING RETIREMENT PLANNING AND EDUCATION COSTS

In a recent blog post, theCFP BoardsJill Schlesinger tackles at a topic most households face: finding the balance between education and retirement funding. During the early years, that might mean whether your family can afford to have one parent stay at home or work. When faced with this choice, you need to account for the loss of potential earnings (and retirement contributions) and the cost of day care or baby sitters. As kids get older, the case for putting a childs education needs first is compelling: according to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the amount of money earned over a career increases with attainment of education. There are a myriad of options to help fund college: financial aid, scholarships, work-study and loans. But none of these will be available for your retirement. So where to start? As always, the best bet is to create a game plan. A plan that incorporates education and retirement funding with other cash flow needs HIGHLIGHTED EVENT:Want to learn more about investing? Attend anAAII Local Chapter Meeting near you…

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