College Finance 101 Asheville NC

Okay, your child has been accepted into several colleges and has likely made a decision by this point on what college they will attend - so what next? You now need to help your child learn about how to manage a banking account as well as credit cards. That means both parents and students need to approach the college financial scene with unprecedented caution. Here are several things you should focus on as soon as possible.

Robert Blanke
Braeside Financial Planning, LLC
(828) 398-2816
37 Haywood Street, Suite 200
Asheville, NC
Expertises
Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Michael Collie
Collie Financial Planning, Inc.
(828) 654-8830
One Town Square Blvd, Suite 206
Asheville, NC
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, CMFC

Richard Manske
Parsec Financial Management, Inc.
(828) 255-0271 Ext: *812
PO Box 2324
Asheville, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CFP®

Kenneth Downer
Kenneth Frenke & Co.
(828) 654-9343
15 Loop Road, Suite 105
Arden, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Mr. Larry R Scott, CFP®
(828) 776-8296
213 Executive Park
Asheville, NC
Firm
Cambridge Investment Research Inc

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Al Davis
Davis Financial Planning, LLC
(828) 398-5050
82 Patton Avenue, Suite 720
Asheville, NC
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, College/Education Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Joel Kelley
Woodstone Financial, LLC
(828) 225-1730
30 Town Square Blvd
Asheville, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, M.Ed.

Bart Boyer
Parsec Financial Management, Inc.
(828) 255-0271 Ext: *812
PO Box 2324
Asheville, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Kenneth Frenke
Kenneth Frenke & Co.
(828) 654-9343
15 Loop Road, Suite 105
Arden, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Financial Issues Between Generations, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MS

Ms. Anna C. Smathers, CFP®
(828) 257-5751
108 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC
Firm
First Citizens Bank

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College Finance 101

Okay, your child has been accepted into several colleges and has likely made a decision by this point on what college they will attend - so what next? You now need to help your child learn about how to manage a banking account as well as credit cards. That means both parents and students need to approach the college financial scene with unprecedented caution. Here are several things you should focus on as soon as possible:

Start managing credit and debit cards before school starts: The time to start managing credit and bank accounts isn’t freshman year. While a teenager won’t build a credit history as an authorized user on a parent’s card, it’s good to get a little practice using it under a parent’s watchful eye. When a child goes on to college, the challenge will be looking for the best credit card offer amongst many and managing that credit responsibly.

Setting a budget as early as possible for basic expenses: Until the student gets to school it will be tough to tell what actual expenses will be, but it won’t hurt to set a tentative budget that involves taking full account of the student’s savings, the parents’ (and possibly the grandparents’) contribution to everyday expenses and any planned income from work-study or other sources. Go here
for a template of a budget written specifically for college students.

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