College Planning 101: Understanding the Big Picture

U.S. college costs are rising but so are the numbers of students attending colleges and universities. Research shows that there are long-term benefits of obtaining a higher education for the student and society at large including: expanded job opportunities, increased public engagement, a diverse array of cultural enrichment experiences and scientific advances, prolonged national prosperity and sustained personal financial security. With those factors in mind, it’s never too early – or too late – to start building a solid foundation for your child’s college years.

Taking Inventory At Each Stage of Life

By: Harris Financial Advisors | On: September 24, 2018 | Category: Financial Planning, In the News |

Taking Inventory at Each Stage of Life

Harris Financial’s own Cristin Rigg recently published an article in the Torrance Memorial Patrons Magazine. Taking Inventory At Each Stage Of Life gives direction for maintaining our goals for financial and physical health at each phase of life.

We hope you will enjoy reading this blog at https://www.torrancememorial.org/News_Center/2018/September/Taking_Inventory_at_Each_Stage_of_Life.aspx.

You can also find the article in the next Patrons Magazine releasing on September 26, 2018.

Managing Trust Fund Kids...Kids Laughing

By: Harris Financial Advisors | On: September 12, 2018 | Category: Financial Planning |

Helping Your Trust Fund Kids Become Financially Savvy

Concern about passing on a legacy is universal, and a trust fund can be a useful tool in helping you transfer your wealth in the manner and spirit you desire. Many parents worry about leaving too much or too little for loved ones, and they’re not alone. There are countless stories of fortunes made by one generation being wiped out by the next for one reason or another. However, you can avoid common pitfalls with the right resources and planning. Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider creating a trust and helping your children become financially savvy.

5 Milestones - Woman smiling

By: Harris Financial Advisors | On: August 22, 2018 | Category: Financial Planning, Women |

5 Financial Milestones Women Should Reach in their 50s

For women the world over, turning age 50 is a milestone event. It’s often a transition point when nests empty, careers change and priorities shift. This can inspire a decade of renewal with opportunities to focus on you and greater freedom to do what you want.

Understanding...Sandwich Generation

By: Harris Financial Advisors | On: August 8, 2018 | Category: Financial Planning, Women |

Understanding the Unique Financial Needs of the Sandwich Generation

Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials all have one thing in common – we love to talk about the joys and trials of our own generations. The social proof is all over the media. However, there’s a whole generation of people that deserve equal time in the spotlight, and they have commonalities that span gender, race, socioeconomic status and sometimes age. We’re talking about the Sandwich Generation.