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Scoring Scholarships Over Summer Break

Summer break is the perfect time to apply for college scholarships. Summers are free from worry over school, homework, and extracurriculars. You can spend time finding and applying for various scholarship opportunities! Continue reading for more information about applying for scholarships over summer break. Talk to your Guidance Counselor  Arrange a meeting with your guidance…

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Education Advisory & Consulting

Stimulus Plan and Student Debt: What to Expect

President Biden recently signed an additional stimulus package to assist people who continue to suffer from the Coronavirus pandemic. Part of this stimulus package included provisions to extend the pause on federal student loan payments and the collection of interest through the end of September. The income thresholds for the third stimulus check were adjusted…

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529 Plans: What You Need to Know

A 529 plan is a way to develop tax advantaged savings to pay for education. These plans are typically used for college savings, but can also be used for K-12 private school education. 529 plans offer you the ability to have all contributions grow taxed deferred. Additionally, money can be withdrawn tax free if it…

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Education Advisory & Consulting

ACT & SAT Testing Changes Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected about every aspect of normal life. Well, you can now add college entrance exams to the list. ACT and SAT test taking has been canceled, rescheduled, and postponed since March of 2020. As if taking these tests was not difficult enough, high school students now must navigate these tough tests in a…

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Education Advisory & Consulting

Managing College Debt

With the cost of college tuition increasing every year, student debt is becoming more crippling to college graduates. In the United States alone there is over $1.57 trillion in student loan debt outstanding. The average amount of student loan debt per person is over $37,000. While a college degree is supposed to help you obtain…

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Education Advisory & Consulting

Scholarships 101: How to Get Free College Money

Each year college is getting more and more expensive, making it more difficult for people to attend and receive a degree. While student loans are the main form of payment for college, scholarships are the best way to finance college. Scholarships do not need to be repaid, unlike loans that need to be repaid with…

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Education Advisory & Consulting

What You Need to Know About FAFSA in 2021

As this year comes to a close, it is important that you start figuring out your plan for financial aid for either your high school senior or child that is already in college. If you have a student approaching college or already in college, nailing down your plan for financial aid is key to planning…

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Retirement

As A Retirement Plan Sponsor, We Know You Have Questions

Are we paying too much for our plan? It is the fiduciary duty of a plan sponsor to know the answer to this question. Firethorn will benchmark all of your plan’s costs to national standards for plans your size and number of employees. Our commitment is that we will help you negotiate and document that…

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Firethorn Wealth Partners can help you find your risk number.

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Opinion

Opinion: This could be the most important retirement savings vehicle for 2020

Health care continues to get exponentially more expensive as medical therapies advance and people live longer.

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