Carefully Consider Your Expenses Before Overborrowing for College

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, discusses the trend of college students overborrowing on student loans to cover lifestyle costs beyond tuition and education expenses. The numbers are shocking! Read the Article This article is for demonstrative and academic purposes and is meant to provide valuable background information on particular investments, NOT a recommendation…

COBRA Coverage: Health Care During Transitional Periods

The term “COBRA” is commonly used to refer to certain provisions of Title X of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. This law provides an opportunity for employees and their dependents who have been covered by an employer-sponsored health insurance plan to continue coverage under circumstances where such coverage might otherwise have been…

403 (b) Plans: The Basics

Retirement plans established under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, commonly referred to as “403(b) plans or “tax-sheltered annuities,” have become a popular type of employer-sponsored retirement plan. What is a 403(b) plan? A 403(b) plan is a retirement savings plan, sponsored by a tax-exempt organization or public school, that offers significant tax benefits…

Being Present When You Are Financial Planning

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, explains why it is important for both spouses to develop a fundamental understanding of your finances should something happen to the other spouse. Read the Article This article is for demonstrative and academic purposes and is meant to provide valuable background information on particular investments, NOT a recommendation…