Finance

MMT PODCAST: How Can My Kids Avoid Student Loans

In Episode 10, we’ll talk all about College and money. Joe shares how to prepare yourself or your kids for college and answers the question, “How can my kids avoid student loans?” Hear a success story from Dustin and how he changed his family’s financial future through budgeting and a plan for his daughter’s college. Joe also shares his tips for ways to save on summer vacation!

It’s our goal at the end of each episode that you gain hope and encouragement in your financial journey, you’re equipped to take a next step, and that you’ve had FUN with us!

Find the Monday Money Tip Podcast HERE. Please let us know what you think by leaving us a rating!

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About the episode:

  • We’ll talk about how to get yourself or your kids  financially prepared for college tuition.
  • Joe answers the question, “How can my kids avoid student loans?”
  • Hear a success story from Dustin who changed his family’s financial future through budgeting and a college plan.
  • Get tips on ways to save money on summer vacation.

Resources:
Quote of the Day:
“A good person leaves an inheritance to their children’s children.”- Proverbs 13:22

Links:
Mini Budget Tool
Be Recruited – College Athletic Recruitment
529 Plans (All 50 States)
Credit Sesame

529 College Savings Plan Websites (All 50 States – Alphabetical Order)

529 plans are excellent tax-advantaged ways to invest money for college education. Below is a list of all the 529 college savings plans, by state, in alphabetical order.

In general, there are additional tax advantages (usually a deduction from your state taxes – not very beneficial if you live in a state that doesn’t have income taxes!) when you choose to invest in your own state’s plan.

The IRS shares how 529 plans help families save for college HERE.

529 plans – by state:

Alaska: The University of Alaska College Savings Plan http://www.uacollegesavings.com
Alabama: College Counts 529 Fund https://www.collegecounts529.com/
Alaska: The University of Alaska College Savings Plan http://www.uacollegesavings.com
Arizona: AZ529 http://www.az529.gov
Arkansas: AR 529 College Investing Plan https://www.arkansas529.org/
California: ScholarShare 529 https://www.scholarshare.com/
Colorado: CollegeInvest https://www.collegeinvest.org/
Connecticut: CHET 529 College Savings Plan https://www.aboutchet.com/
Delaware: Delaware College Investment Plan https://www.fidelity.com/go/529-delaware/overview
Florida: Florida 529 Savings Plan http://www.myfloridaprepaid.com/what-we-offer/529-savings-plan/
Georgia: Path2College 529 Plan https://www.path2college529.com/
Hawaii: HI 529 https://www.hi529.com
Idaho: ideal https://www.idsaves.org
Illinois: CollegeIllinois! 529 Plan http://www.collegeillinois.org
Indiana: CollegeChoice 529 https://www.collegechoicedirect.com/
Iowa: College Savings Iowa 529 https://www.collegesavingsiowa.com/
Kansas: Learning Quest 529 Educational Savings Plan https://www.learningquest.com/
Kentucky: Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust https://www.kysaves.com/
Louisiana: START Saving for College http://www.startsaving.la.gov
Maine: NextGen http://www.nextgenforme.com/
Maryland: Maryland 529 Plan https://maryland529.com/
Massachusetts: mefa UFUND 529 https://www.fidelity.com/go/529-Massachusetts/overview
Michigan: Michigan Education Savings Program https://www.misaves.com/
Minnesota: College Savings Plan https://www.mnsaves.org
Mississippi: College Savings Mississippi http://www.treasurerlynnfitch.ms.gov/collegesavingsmississippi/Pages/default.aspx
Missouri: MOST 529 https://www.missourimost.org/
Montana: Achieve Montana https://achievemontana.com/
Nebraska: NEST 529 College Savings https://www.nest529direct.com/home.html
Nevada: SSGA UPromise 529 https://www.ssga.upromise529.com/
New Hampshire: The Unique College Investing Plan https://www.fidelity.com/go/529-New-Hampshire/overview
New Jersey: NJ Best 529 Plan https://www.njbest.com/
New Mexico: The Education Plan https://www.theeducationplan.com
New York: NY’s 529 Plan https://www.nysaves.org/
North Carolina: The NC 529 Plan http://nc529.org/
North Dakota: College Save Picture the Future: https://www.collegesave4u.com
Ohio: College Advantage https://www.collegeadvantage.com/
Oklahoma: Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan https://www.ok4saving.org
Oregon: Oregon College Savings Plan https://www.oregoncollegesavings.com
Pennsylvania: PA529 http://www.pa529.com/
Rhode Island: CollegeBound Saver https://www.collegeboundsaver.com/
South Carolina: Future Scholar https://futurescholar.com/
South Dakota: CollegeAccess 529 Plan https://www.collegeaccess529.com/
Tennessee: TNStars College Savings 529 Program http://www.tnstars.com/
Texas: Texas College Savings Plan https://www.texascollegesavings.com/
Utah: Utah Educational Savings Plan https://uesp.org/
Vermont: Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan https://vheip.org/
Virginia: Virginia 529 https://www.virginia529.com/
Washington: No plan
West Virginia: Smart529 College Savings Plan http://www.smart529.com/
Wisconsin: Edvest https://www.edvest.com/
Wyoming: No plan

MMT PODCAST: Tithing – Gross vs. Net Income

Episode 09 of The Monday Money Tip Podcast is LIVE! Hear from me and my co-host, Megan Hibbard, as we give practical answers to real-life money problems.

On this episode, we’ll dig even deeper into the topic of generosity. We’ll discuss how it is the game changer in the journey to financial freedom. I’ll answer the very common question, “Should I give out of my gross or net income?” I’ll talk about current market trends and the recent market turmoil. You’ll also hear Valerie’s success story of how she saw God at work in her finances. We’ll do a quick Q&A of the most asked questions on giving.

It’s our goal at the end of each episode that you gain hope and encouragement in your financial journey, you’re equipped to take a next step, and that you’ve had FUN with us!

Find the Monday Money Tip Podcast HERE. Please let us know what you think by leaving us a rating!

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Email info@iwbnin.com to submit podcast questions or share success stories.

 

Show Notes

About the Episode:

  • We dig even deeper into the topic of generosity and how it is the game changer in the journey to financial freedom.

  • Joe answers the question “Should I give out of my gross or net income?”

  • Joe discusses the current market turmoil

  • Hear Valerie’s success story of how she saw God at work in her finances.

  • We’ll do a quick Q&A of our most asked questions on giving.

Quote of the Day: “Tithing is ownership of your faith. Sacrificial giving is ownership of the future.”- Marty Benton

Resources:
The Treasure Principle– Randy Alcorn
The Blessed Life– Robert Morris
Fields of Gold– Andy Stanley

Links:
Quicken App
Mint
Personal Capital

 

MMT Podcast: Finding Strength – How To Overcome Today

Episode 06 of The Monday Money Tip Podcast is LIVE! I interviewed Pastor and Author, Mindy Ross, about her new book, Finding Strength: How to Overcome Today. On this episode, we’ll talk about financial struggles, faith, family, and rest. Mindy shares all about her personal journey that has been full of challenges and how she has seen God work miracles in her family. You’ll hear how Mindy has been able to turn her story of struggle into a story of strength.

It’s our goal at the end of each episode that you gain hope and encouragement in your financial journey, you’re equipped to take a next step, and that you’ve had FUN with us!

Find the Monday Money Tip Podcast HERE. Please let us know what you think by leaving us a rating!

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Email info@iwbnin.com to submit podcast questions or share success stories.

Show Notes

About the Episode:

  • Joe interviews Pastor and Author, Mindy Ross, and talks about her new book, Finding Strength: How to Overcome Today

  • Mindy shares her deeply personal journey of finances, adoption, and life challenges as her family took major steps of faith.

  • Learn the key decisions that helped Mindy’s family walk into financial freedom.

  • Hear how margin and rest play a crucial role in the Ross family.

  • Finish this episode feeling encouraged, full of faith, and strengthened for the challenge you face today.

Resources:
Get a FREE copy of Mindy’s book [while supplies last] ==> HERE

Quote of the day: “Everyone is Overcoming Something”- Mindy Ross

Links:
Mindy Ross’ Website
Mindy’s Book- Finding Strength: How to Overcome Today
Budget Form

 

MMT Podcast: How To Live Generously While Still In Debt

Episode 05 of The Monday Money Tip Podcast is LIVE! Hear from me and my co-host, Megan Hibbard, as we give practical answers to real-life money problems.

On this episode, we’ll talk about one of the very first steps in financial freedom – generosity. I’ll share about my own personal journey with generosity and why I believe it’s key in gaining control of your finances. I’ll answer the question we hear the most when it comes to giving, “How much should I give to my church when I’m still paying on debt?” You’ll also hear a success story from Vanessa. She’ll tell us how getting her priorities in order helped her find financial freedom.

It’s our goal at the end of each episode that you gain hope and encouragement in your financial journey, you’re equipped to take a next step, and that you’ve had FUN with us!

Find The Monday Money Tip Podcast HERE. Please let us know what you think by leaving us a rating!

NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD:
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Website

Email info@iwbnin.com to submit podcast questions or share success stories.

Show Notes

About the Episode:

  • We’ll dive into the topic of living generously while pursuing financial freedom.
  • Joe answers a very common question on giving- “How much should I give to my church when I’m still paying on debt?”
  • Hear a real success story of how Vanessa got her financial priorities in order and found freedom.
  • Joe shares about his own journey to generosity.
  • Learn how to handle the weight of competing financial decisions.
  • We’ll discuss some practical ways to give.

Quote of the Day: “Never buy anything that will prevent you from living generously.”

Links:
Joe’s Travel Schedule
IWBNIN Ladder
Budgeting Tool