Juggling Competing Goals: College vs. Retirement Funding

    by Christine Fahlund

    Juggling Competing Goals: College Vs. Retirement Funding Splash image

    What’s more important, your retirement or your child’s college education?

    Financial planners generally suggest that the former should receive priority, but many parents also want to plan for their children’s higher education.

    While financial priorities are a matter of personal choice, parents need to keep things in perspective. If you don’t have sufficient assets or a pension, there are limited options other than Social Security and continued employment for funding your retirement.

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