College Finance 101 Winston Salem 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.

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. George H. Knostman Iv, CFP®
(336) 884-0410
Sharrard, McGee & Co., P.A.
High Point, NC
Firm
Sharrard McGee & Company

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Mr. Robert D. Saunders, CFP®
(336) 721-9209
100 N Main St
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Long-Term Care, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lisa R. Featherngill, CFP®
(336) 747-8929
1 W 4th St
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Abbot Downing

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Mr. Joshua R Donley, CFP®
(336) 464-9966
101 N Cherry St Ste 504
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Mosaic Capital Management, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Profession: Medical/Dental Professionals

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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

Mrs. Laura E. Banasiewicz, CFP®
(336) 774-2808
P.O. Box 26043
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Allegacy Investment Group

Data Provided by:
Mr. Johnny A. Williams Iii, CFP®
(704) 331-4441
100 N Main St
Winston Salem, NC, NC
Firm
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Data Provided by:
Ms. Beth T. Fenimore, CFP®
(336) 727-8928
100 N Main St Ste 2500
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Morgan Stanley & Company Inc

Data Provided by:
Mr. Bryan D. Yates, CFP®
(336) 721-4916
100 N Main St Ste 2500
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

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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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