Four tips that will kickstart your college savings plan

Most parents want to set up a college fund for their kids. The challenge is knowing how and when to start. What’s the right age, how much should you save, and which savings plan is best? The process can be overwhelming, but rest assured, BALANCE is ready to help. Check...

Why You Need a Midyear Budget Check-In

A typical July includes vacations, travel, shopping, weddings and beaches. Budgets? Not really. But the year’s halfway point provides a great opportunity to take a close look at your financial health and goals. (more…)

Free Webinars: PLANNING FOR MONEY MILESTONES

There are many important financial milestones for consumers. To help prepare for a positive financial future—without sacrificing fun—we take a realistic approach to managing finances. We’ll cover SMART goals, getting financially organized, building a budget, controlling expenses, wiping out debt, and much more! (more…)

College Planning 101

Most parents have already heard the bad news: a college education has never been more expensive. Many, in fact, are still paying off their own student debt and would like their children to avoid that burden. The good news is that there’s a lot parents can do to help their...

Your Easiest New Year’s Resolution: Make Your Savings Grow Faster

Sticking to your new year’s resolution is often a time-consuming proposition. Want to get fit? Be ready to spend hours at the gym. Considering a side hustle? Goodbye, weekends. But if your resolution is to save more, there’s one quick way to start: Open a high-yield online savings account. You...