Prepared by Matthew Akers - Crane Investment and Trust Services Your teen is becoming more independent, but still needs plenty of advice from you. With more money to spend and more opportunities to spend it, your teen can easily get into financial trouble. So before money burns a hole in your ...
Category: MoneySmart 4 Teens
August 11, 2017Michael Hostetler
Presented by Matthew Akers - Financial Advisor, Crane Investment and Trust Services Though you won't be able to ride along in your child's suitcase, there are ways you can help him or her make the adjustment to college. You can start by talking with your child about certain subjects before he ...
July 21, 2017Michael Hostetler
Presented by Matthew Akers - Financial Advisor, Crane Investment and Trust Services With so many 529 plans to choose from, you'll need to ask a lot of questions in order to select the best plan for you. Compare the plans offered by different states If ...
July 20, 2017Michael Hostetler
Presented by Matthew Akers - Financial Advisor, Crane Investment and Trust Services When your child first started school, you doled out the change for milk and a snack on a daily basis. But now that your kindergartner has grown up, it's time for you to make sure that your child has ...
July 6, 2017Michael Hostetler
By Matthew Akers - Financial Advisor, Crane Investment and Trust Services Even with all of your savvy college shopping and research about financial aid, college costs may still be prohibitive. At these prices, you expect you'll need to make substantial financial sacrifices to send your child to college. Or maybe your ...
July 1, 2017Michael Hostetler
By Matthew Akers - Financial Advisor, Crane Investment and Trust Services You've decided to enroll in a 529 plan to fund your child's college education, but how do you go about doing it? Opening an account is actually quite simple as long as you understand the process. Here is an overview ...
April 4, 2017Michael Hostetler
Your credit report contains information about your past and present credit transactions. It's used primarily by potential lenders to evaluate your creditworthiness. So if you're about to apply for credit, especially for something significant like a mortgage, you'll want to get and review a copy of your credit report....
March 23, 2017Michael Hostetler
If you're in the market for a new car, safety should certainly be one of your concerns. Although every car must meet minimum federal safety requirements, the degree of safety can still vary considerably among different automobiles. You should consider several factors when evaluating a car's safety. Look for the ...
March 21, 2017Michael Hostetler
Maybe you've always pictured yourself driving a shiny red convertible. Or perhaps you've had a recent addition to the family and you're looking for the practicality of a minivan. Whatever the reason, you're in the market for a new car. Here are some tips to help make the car-buying process ...
February 22, 2017Michael Hostetler
From time to time, you may need to resolve a dispute with your insurance company. Disagreements often arise about the amount due on a bill, the amount the company paid on a claim, or the nonpayment of a claim. Here are some steps that can help you resolve a dispute ...
February 10, 2017Michael Hostetler