Episode 28: College Savings vs. Retirement
Parents are used to sacrificing for their children, but your retirement savings should always come before saving for college.Kathy Longo, CFP®, CAP®, CDFA®
Parents often feel responsible for setting their children up for a successful future. However, in terms of priorities, your retirement savings should generally always come before saving for college.
Once you have a pool of retirement dollars and a plan for sustaining your income and lifestyle during retirement, then you can begin considering what you can truly afford to contribute to a college education fund. This can feel unnerving for parents, but this week’s challenge is to adopt a mindset that prioritizes your own financial future.
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About the Author
Kathy Longo brings over 25 years of expertise and experience to Flourish Wealth Management. Kathy is wholly dedicated to improving the life of each client and finds joy in making complex matters simple and easy to understand. She excels at asking the right questions, uncovering new possibilities and implementing the most advantageous strategies for success. Playing such a pivotal role in her clients’ lives remains an honor and a privilege. After earning a degree in Financial Planning and Counseling from Purdue University, she began her career at a small firm in Palatine, Illinois where she worked directly with clients while learning to build a viable, client-centric business. Over the years, she gained extensive knowledge and wisdom working as a wealth manager, financial planner, firm manager and business owner at notable, various sized companies in both Chicago and Minneapolis.