As a common goal of all parents is to help prepare their children for a successful life, not long after their little one begins to take his or her first steps the prudent parent begins to wonder, “How will I pay for their college education?”
With college tuition costs spiraling and investment accounts plummeting, this is a valid concern. The good news is there are a plethora of options for students and parents to finance a college education. The bad news is that it can be confusing to try to pick the best course of action for your family from the options available.
To help families chart a course to education finance solvency, SchoolCents.com offers information on saving for college, planning for college, and the types of college financial aid that are available. The site, developed by Legacy Marketing Services, features experts in the finance and educational fields.
Matt Russell, a Kingwood resident and Certified Financial PlannerTM, is featured on SchoolCents as an expert on college saving investment vehicles and finance options. Russell has over 17 years of financial planning and investment management experience. In January of 2009, he opened his firm, MTR Financial offering fee-only financial planning services. MTR Financial specializes in individual financial planning services including: retirement planning, college savings plans, estate planning, and life change financial assessments.
Russell and his wife, Kristen, have lived in Kingwood for ten years with their three daughters. His passion for helping people get their finances on a firm footing led him to facilitate the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University for the past six years at Kingwood United Methodist Church.
The Financial Peace University teaches attendees personal finance skills with strategies to eliminate debt and build wealth. Russell will be facilitating a new session beginning September 13th. The course is two hours a week for thirteen weeks. For more information, contact Russell at 281.913.1844 or visit www.mtrfinancial.com.
For information on financing a college education, visit www.schoolcents.com.