Archive for Parents

The Money Talk with Your Parents: The Five Step Process

by Randy L. Thurman, CFP™, CPA/PFS, CCCSOK.org Board of Directors and Melissa Geiser, CCCSOK.org Research Specialist   More adult children are concerned about Mom and Dad and their financial status, and they should be. Our parents are living longer than ever so, before something like dementia or a stroke makes a conversation about money next

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Parents – Some Options to Help Your Child Afford Higher Education

OK Policy.org reports that 69 percent of Oklahomans report that they have not set aside money for children’s college education, compared to 63 percent nationally in 2013. The average income for a college graduate is $44,455 compared to around $25,000 for those who have only a high school diploma. While parents work hard to give

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When Times Are Tough Beware of Scams Series – Part 1

CCCSOK.org publishes a series exposing the facts and fallacies of scammers and illegitimate business operations. Subscribe here for empowering information that will help keep you and those you love from becoming victims. In this series on our blog, we will cover the following scams: Mortgage and foreclosure prevention scams Debt Settlement scams Work from home

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Student Loans: Taking on New Loans and Repaying What You Owe

Student loan dollar amounts are raising red flags and the alarm bells are ringing. Paying for an education is progressively more difficult, but accruing student loans is also an increasingly risky decision in part because of stagnant wages. There aren’t many clear-cut answers yet on how this complex crisis can be resolved, but here are

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