College Finance 101 High Point 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.

Gregory Yahn
Yahn Financial Planning
(336) 478-2363
7800 Airport Center Drive, Suite 401
Greensboro, NC
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

M.James McKee
Stearns Financial Services Group, Inc.
(800) 881-7374
324 W. Wendover Avenue, Suite 204
Greensboro, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, ChFc, CLU, CPA, MBA

Mrs. Elizabeth W. Terrell, CFP®
(336) 881-3604
P. O. Box 2278
High Point, NC
Firm
High Point Bank

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Bradford Cecil Clinard, CFP®
(336) 878-7507
1725 N Main St
High Point, NC
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Risk Management, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000



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Mr. Jamie David Sledge, CFP®
(336) 889-3013
115 W State Ave
High Point, NC
Firm
Sledge and Company, PLLC

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Dennis Stearns
Stearns Financial Services Group, Inc.
(800) 881-7374
324 W. Wendover Avenue, Suite 204
Greensboro, NC
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, MSFS

Barry Swaim
Wealth Management Group, Inc.
(336) 760-4829
3401 Healy Drive
Winston-Salem, NC
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Stanley R. Smith, CFP®
(336) 881-3345
300 N Main St
High Point, NC
Firm
High Point Bank Trust and Investment Advisors

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Mr. Stephen P. Lain, CFP®
(336) 887-9390
707 Westchester Dr Ste 204
High Point, NC
Firm
Lain Asset Management & Planning
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Elder Care, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Robert C. Blakely, CFP®
(336) 885-2530
1008 Hutton Ln
High Point, NC
Firm
Blakely Financial Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Business Executives

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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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