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In this country we have a love-hate relationship with college, college costs, and student loans.  We value advanced education, dream of a college education for those who desire it; and then become appalled at the impact all that  expense and related debt has on students, graduates, and their families.

For many people, student loans are the major funding source for a college education.  There was a time when scholarships and personal  funding (not by loans or second mortgages on a parent’s home) of college were the only way to make higher education happen.  Massive use of a loan system wasn’t an option.  Things have changed and that change has brought some major financial challenges, along with the rewards, for those who rely on student loans.

Clearly student loan debt and those monthly payments for a long period of time affect the financial lives of students who have loans.  Finding a solution isn’t a quick and easy fix and it is one with huge political and fiscal implications at the legislative level.  However, this week President Obama signed an Executive Order* to expand the reach of a program designed to cap monthly payments of most types of student loans to a more manageable level.   Please click here to learn more.

If you are considering taking on student loan debt, it is important to understand all the details of what will be expected of you along with the benefits of higher education.  Student loans can end up being a long-term commitment and it is your call as to whether or not it is worth it to you.

Until next time.

Debra Hadsall

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*Executive Orders (EOs) are legally binding orders given by the President, acting as the head of the Executive Branch, to Federal Administrative Agencies. Executive Orders are generally used to direct federal agencies and officials in their execution of congressionally established laws or policies. However, in many instances they have been used to guide agencies in directions contrary to congressional intent.  Source:  http://www.thisnation.com/question/040.html.com

 

 

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Today my on-line version of Financial Planning magazine showed up in my email in-box.

As a former broker and financial advisor, I used to read everything in he magazine.  Now I read mainly articles about women and money.  However, the one today is titled “Financial Planners Help Stem the Rate of Military Suicides”. Having spent my first career working for three of the military services and then the Department of Defense, and being aware through news stories that suicide rates in the military are rising, I was curious and clicked through to the article.

Personally, I understand that some financial advisors and planners can do more than just hand out wisdom and match clients up with products.  What they can do better than most anyone else is listen to a client and then use their brains like a search engine to scan all the considerable knowledge they have about the entire financial management process, not just the lucrative and more glamorous investing component.  With their talents, a lot of patience, and a willingness to take the lead in filling out paperwork with the client, they can help make things happen.  People in trouble are too exhausted to do it all by themselves.

The article is worth reading whether you are a military member, a health care professional, a financial services professional, clergy, or just a caring person.  I am excited to learn this story of how a few risk-taking financial professionals have stepped up to the challenge and changed people’s lives.  I’m hoping they have also started a movement to expand how financial professionals are allowed to give clients what they really need.

Please click here to read this story.

Until next time.

Debra Hadsall

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It never occurred to me that a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a retirement account could choose not to take the money. As a financial advisor and insurance agent, I found that most people were more concerned about having resources than giving them away. However, I did learn that sometimes beneficiaries may not want or need the money. In these cases the beneficiary can choose to decline payment and allow the money to move on to the next-in-line beneficiary or beneficiaries.

There are a variety of reasons why one beneficiary may wish to defer to other named beneficiaries. Please click here to learn more about disclaiming benefit in a retirement account.

Until next time. Debra Hadsall

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Moms are the best and I love it when they teach life skills in a fun way.  Check out how one mom is teaching children about money while making it a fun project.

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Having a full circle moment!

Local TV is pre-empted for President Obama and other dignitaries at the LBJ Presidential Library for the 50th year celebration of the passing of the Civil Rights Act. The Johnson ranch is just down the road from Fredericksburg where we live, although the library is in Austin.

As a child my family lived outside D.C. because my dad’s government job took us there. I am the oldest child and one day my dad took me to the Capitol to see how Congress worked. It was after JFK and LBJ had been elected.

The day we were there I noticed two things. First it seemed like a crazy disorganized place with people coming and going and not always paying attention. It certainly wasn’t like school, didn’t live up to my expectations, and I was wondering what my dad was thinking by taking me there.

The second was that my dad pointed out that Vice President Johnson was there that day, presiding as the President of the Senate. Now that was impressive and a memory I still treasure. I certainly didn’t know anything about LBJ or Texas.  On that day I  couldn’t even imagine that one day Vice President Johnson would become President Johnson, that there was even such a thing as civil rights, or that  I be  living in his beloved hill country and blogging and writing as part of a movement to share financial management basics to women to improve their lives.

Until next time!

 Debra Hadsall

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Nice thought and great way to teach us about money management in an engaging manner.  Thanks Legend Group!

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This is a posting from my author’s website at http://www.debrahadsall. I suppose some folks made fun of her combining women, beauty and a book club. Me, I totally get it, that’s why we created the Financial Freedom Party for Women. Yes, I have been seen as little to very weird by the financial services industry, but women love it. Please read this article. A nice story. Debra

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I love inspirational stories about women who stay close to their passions, survive, thrive and encourage others to learn and have fun along the way. 

This article from the magazine published by the Texas Co-Op Power, our local service provider.  If you are in a book club, you will see the concept taken to a new level.

Such a great story from an unexpected source.   Please click below to link to it.

Texas Co-op Power Magazine – Texas Stories: Bound & Determined – An Online Community for Members of Texas Electric Cooperatives.

Enjoy

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