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Brett Tushingham

CFP®, CCFS®, Managing Member & CCO, Tushingham Wealth Strategies
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At Tushingham Wealth Strategies, our goal is to help you proactively oversee all of your financial affairs by serving as your “Personal CFO” and fiduciary, so that you may live your ideal life worry free. As part of our "Personal  

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Aug 10, 2018

College Corner: Is it a Bad Idea to Have Assets in my Child’s Name for College Planning?

We’re often asked how to optimize financial aid during our college planning discussions with clients. They have usually read somewhere or been told that it always makes sense to keep assets out ...

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Jul 31, 2018

College Corner - Should I Bother to Complete the FAFSA?

We recently had a prospect ask if it was worth his time to complete the FAFSA.  He makes over $200,000 a year as a physician and has a soon to be 17-year-old applying to colleges. He also has ...

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Jul 6, 2018

How a Divorce Can Impact Your College Planning

A divorce or separation can have a dramatic impact on your child’s eligibility for financial aid, and here’s why – some colleges will only consider the income and assets of the custo ...

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Jun 20, 2018

Never Pay Sticker Price for College

It won’t be long before rising seniors start applying to colleges this fall.  By that time, families should construct a predetermined list of schools based on several factors, one being ...

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Jun 6, 2018

Saving for College with Zero Market Risk: The Private 529 Plan

Outstanding student loan debt is now over $1.5 trillion.  This is second only to mortgages when it comes to household debt. Nearly one quarter of these borrowers are already in default!  ...

Financial
May 9, 2018

Is Private College Really More Expensive than Public?

My boys, Reece and Ryder, love rooting for the Tar Heels and the Fighting Irish.  Reece recently asked me how much it costs to attend both schools. When I told him it was over $70,000 a y ...

Financial
Apr 30, 2018

The Correct Way for Grandparents to Help Pay for College

Grandparents are usually willing to help with college expenses when possible. I remember my own grandmother chipping in a bit for my freshman year at school. But, knowing what I know now, it’ ...

Financial
Apr 13, 2018

Financial Aid Award Letters: What to Look For

Your financial aid award letter has arrived. You open the letter expecting to see exactly how much you’ll have to pay for that education but instead, you’re left scratching your head. T ...

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Mar 26, 2018

Social Security Planning and Your Retirement

What if you told someone that they could have a guaranteed revenue stream for the rest of their lives and their spouse’s life, with inflation protection to help meet their retirement needs?  ...

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Mar 12, 2018

“Late-Stage” College Planning in Four Steps

Most of us have probably been told by a friend or financial advisor to open a 529 account to help save for college.   Although this is a good start it’s not nearly enough, consideri ...

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Feb 22, 2018

How Will the New Tax Changes Impact College Planning?

As you probably know by now the tax code looks dramatically different when compared to last year.  The recent changes will impact many areas such as tax brackets, deductions and, yes, college ...

Financial
Feb 9, 2018

Three Questions to Help You Invest Wisely in a College Education

The cost of a college education keeps going up, with the average price now at over $44,000 a year for private school.  This pales in comparison to some schools closer to home, such as Duke Uni ...

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